Month: January 31, 2009

Jan 31,2009

David Foster Wallace excoriates John Updike

Polansky reminds me what a loss David Foster Wallace was, with a New York Observer review of John Updike’s Toward the End of Time from 1997: I’m guessing that for...

Jan 31,2009

Parallels

Socially conservative Republicans end up visiting prostitutes and/or tapping their feet in airport bathrooms as a means of soliciting homosexual sex much in the same way that redistributionist Democrats seem...

Jan 30,2009

What would Popeye Doyle do?

In an orgy of narco-trafficking cinema, I recently watched The French Connection and the Infernal Affairs trilogy (upon which the inferior The Departed was based). Both films are full of...

Jan 30,2009

Bill Kristol: Maoist

Not content with being labeled a Trotskyite, Bill Kristol is now aiming for Maoist with a piece in the Weekly Standard entitled, “Let 1,000 Republican Flowers Bloom.” The piece itself...

Jan 30,2009

Opera I can live with

I’m not terribly fond of opera…just have never been able to get into it. But this is opera we can all get behind. h/t Pajiba