Month: March 26, 2006

Mar 26,2006

Shhh… Don’t mention the gulag

Lost in last weekend's hubbub over the three year anniversary of the Iraq war was an anniversary from the Western hemisphere. March 18 marked the third year since the Cuban...

Mar 26,2006

L’Affaire Domenech

When Ben Domenech was accused (correctly) of being a serial plagiarist he called his accusers names. Within hours of resigning his plum new position as the conservative blogger for the...

Mar 19,2006

The real Charles Bukowski

“Hey, baby, when I write, I’m the hero of my own shit,” Charles Bukowski once told filmmaker Taylor Hackford, who was disgruntled about his appearance in one of Bukowski’s columns....

Mar 19,2006

Just say ‘no’ to drug legalization

Months ago, I jumped at the opportunity to buy tickets for The Pogues’ March 10 show at the 930 Club, particularly excited that Shane MacGowan, the Irish band’s troubled lead...

Mar 16,2006

Catholic utopia?

Thoreau built a tiny house on the shores of Walden Pond to experience first-hand the application of his Transcendentalist principles. The Oneida Society maintained a community in New York in...

Mar 12,2006

Ethanol is good, except when it’s not

President Bush has been quoted as saying, "in Texas, we don't do nuance." But on the issue of ethanol, the Bush administration does so much nuance that they manage to...