Month: July 14, 2008

Jul 14,2008

Mushball Polls, Mushball Candidates?

At the Plank, Nate Silver draws our attention to those gap-closing Presidential polls. Bad news for Obama? Well it ain’t good news. But the natural question to ask here is...

Jul 12,2008

Luck and Pluck

Americans may not be at ease reflecting together on the uncanny power of the United States to emerge more or less unscathed from its stupid mistakes. The Iraq war itself...

Jul 11,2008

Del Toro overpraise, cont.

Dana Stevens: But over the course of two Hellboy movies (based on the comic by Mike Mignola), Mexican director Guillermo del Toro has started to look like a legitimate successor...

Jul 11,2008

The blogosphere sucks

I mean, is there anything to really disagree with in this post? Money quote: Stop and consider this in detail: someone afraid to even use their real name asks for...

Jul 11,2008

Hellboy II

So here’s my take on Hellboy II. I feel like this movie is getting a pass from most critics, and it shouldn’t: it’s not nearly as good as the original....

Jul 10,2008

Beer: The Imports

Perhaps you have been called a snob for drinking — ugh — a Heineken. Possibly you have rebuked yourself personally for ordering one of those increasingly bizarre American microbrews, things...