Piling on has never been so easy: After her speech, Clinton accepted questions. But according to Grinnell College student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff ’10, some of the questions from the audience were planned in advance. “They were canned,” she said. Before the event began, a Clinton staff member approached Gallo-Chasanoff to ask a specific question after Clinton’s speech. “One of the senior staffers told me what [to ask],” she said. Clinton called on Gallo-Chasanoff after her speech to ask a question: what Clinton would do to stop the effects of global warming. Clinton began her response by noting that young people often pose this…
Classic films, classic scenes (someone’s been watching too much TV tonight): Neurosis can be entertaining, as demonstrated in this exchange between Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter, from “Broadcast News.” Can you remember another movie about standards? Shouldn’t there be more, especially now?
Classic films, classic scenes: Matthew McConaughey scouts the freshman class, from “Dazed and Confused.” First time I saw this movie I stayed through the credits, determined to discover the name of the genius who portrayed Wooderson. Star in the making, I figured. Too bad I was right.
A secular group said Friday it would protest Gov. Sonny Perdue’s planned prayer service intended to ask for relief from the Southeastern drought, saying the rally violates the principle of separation of church and state.
Classic films, classic scenes: “The Talented Mr. Ripley” was ill-conceived, miscast and busily directed (much like every Anthony Minghella movie). Don’t judge “Purple Noon” on its imitator — the 1960 French version is a real gem. Observe.
Zamfir lives, yet the shepherd remains lonely.
My friend Andisheh from Creative Loafing is doubly cursed. Grasping irony is bad enough — must he also have a sense of humor? Andy’s come under fire from a humorless literalist for including a prominent anti-war activist in his rundown of Atlanta’s 11 Least Influential People. Frankly, I think you and your publication owe Bobbie Paul an apology. Not only did you list her in a fool’s gallery, but you did it in the context of an action that constitutes about 1% of her contribution to the progressive community. Do you have a clue who this woman is, or know anything about…