Polanski’s art

Polanski’s art

Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, I finally had the chance to watch Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning film, The Pianist. It isn’t the story of Polanski’s own survival, although it seems natural

Death threats for Obama

Four times as many as death threats for Bush? More? For his most passionate supporters, it is only natural to think of this young, charismatic and inspirational leader as another

What was Obama doing for three months?

If you don’t read Shadow Government, you should. It’s a blog written by a lot of very smart people who held significant positions in the Bush administration. (No, that isn’t

Afghanistan: A GOP twofer?

David Obey, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee has introduced a war tax bill. “As presidential historian Robert Dallek reminds us, ‘war kills off great reform movements’,” Obey said, noting

WAFCA winners

WAFCA winners

The Washington Area Film Critics Association (of which I am a member) released it’s best-of list this morning, and I wanted to pass them along to you guys. My write

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

I spent much of the last week crafting a profile about the one-and-only Mel Brooks, parodist extraordinaire. One of the things I came to appreciate is his absurd longevity: Working

All Camped Out

All Camped Out

“Glee,” Fox’s hot new musical comedy, is set in a small town in western Ohio, and that is the source of everyone’s woes. Viewers should, of course, know better than