Good thing James Frey isn’t writing about Muhammad
Disgraced author James Frey, in a new tome chronicling the Second Coming of Christ, depicts the Messiah as “an active bisexual who supports his prostitute girlfriend when she aborts her first child.” Replace Jesus with Muhammad and I think you can guess the consequences in places such as Kandahar. While forcing Frey into hiding might count…
Pointless year in review presents … 2010’s biggest douchebag
Nicholas Sparks, scribbler of such straight-to-cineplex classics as “Message in a Bottle,” “A Walk to Remember,” “Dear John” and the most recent Miley Cyrus vehicle, wins in a landslide. There’s a difference between drama and melodrama; evoking genuine emotion, or manipulating emotion. It’s a very fine eye-of-the-needle to thread. And it’s very rare that it…
The tortured life of Roald Dahl
Dahl had an idyllic childhood until the age of 3, when his older sister suddenly died and was followed, weeks later, by her heartbroken father. This was the beginning of a toxic tsunami of bad luck that would toss Dahl around for the rest of his life. When he was a boy, his nose was…
rip david foster wallace
A major talent takes his own life.