Month: July 29, 2008

Jul 29,2008

NYC critics and The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight continues to steamroll the box office competition, taking in another $75 million this weekend and breaking another record (biggest second weekend of all time) for a $314M...

Jul 28,2008

Someone at Newsweek will feel bad about this

On page 7 of this week’s Newsweek is this little sidebar: “Bob Novak has had better weeks.” The sidebar goes on to mention McCain using him to gin up interest...

Jul 28,2008

Aid to Africa, aid to D.C.

Rod Dreher has been following the evolution of Irish journalist Kevin Myers’s take on aid to Africa. As Dreher puts it, Kevin Myers’ cold-hearted view, which has the advantage of...

Jul 28,2008

The commuter wars begin

Things got pretty nasty between a car driver and a group of cyclists last weekend. From Slog: A demonstration turned violent Friday night after a group of cyclists taking part...

Jul 27,2008

Mbeki: Friend to Africa's O.J.

I’m still trying to determine exactly what to think and say about this, but South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki seems extraordinarily tone deaf to the ugliness going down north of his...

Jul 25,2008

Politics and The Dark Knight, cont.

Lots more talk about politics and The Dark Knight, sparked largely by this (kind of silly) piece by Andrew Klavan equating Batman with George W. Bush. Klavan’s column does a...