I was as surprised as anyone when I clicked online and saw the message: there was a new product from an old favorite, now available for download. Given that this was the first such release since 1991, I wanted to check it out immediately. And indeed, I was not disappointed. There was enough of th ... More >>
Had your fill of former state senator Jeff Smith? Good, 'cause he's everywhere! Since getting released from federal prison last November after fibbing to the FBI about his 2004 congressional campaign, "Mr. Smith" has hit the national stage: The New Republic did a bang-up feature on him (though we th ... More >>
The New RepublicThe liberal-leaning magazine The New Republic is out with a loooong article this month on the the political collapse of former state senator Jeff Smith. I haven't had a chance to read the entire story yet, but clicking on the hyperlinks in the article it's clear that the author re ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/stargazer95050 "And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air."The ever-insightful Michael Kinsley today pens a right-as-rain column on why our "notoriously unsingable" national anthem ought to banished, from the New York Harbor to the redwood forests -- a ... More >>
Week of February 15, 2007
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to.
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Where does women's health intersect with contemporary art? All over St. Louis.
A new documentary sells gay marriage as the only answer to discrimination
SLAM! winnows out the weak
A dirty journo gets busted in Shattered Glass
Jayson Blair may be persona non grata in New York, but he'll be right at home here
The American belief in progress, and the resultant failures, makes for high comedy in Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections