Spook Lite

Spook Lite

In what has become this blog’s continuing crusade against crap American beer (as opposed, I repeat, to delicious American beer), I must express my solidarity with Phil Giraldi’s unstinting judgment:

A Novel Idea

“If it was just for the presidency, it would have ended a long time ago,” says [Ron Paul] supporter Tom Martin, 50, a database administrator from State College, Pa. “The

How Not to Start an Interview

This is classic: The A.V. Club: Your bios frequently mention that you go by the nickname “Chewie.” Is that a voluntary nickname, or something you got stuck with? Chiwetel Ejiofor:

North Carolina and Indiana

So, there are two more primaries on the Democratic side tonight. Barring a catastrophe for the Clinton campaign–losing both states would qualify, I think–the race will go on. Due to

Is Nationals Park a Boondoggle?

Rest assured I will leave the sports blogging around here to the experts, but take a look anyway at the claim by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan that, um, “Weak attendance

Bringing Back the Chick Flick

I saw the Dargis piece Mr. Poulos mentioned this morning and wasn’t sure how to react. On the one hand she’s right: there aren’t too many movies out there starring

Cinema’s Selsun Gap

I’m talking of course about the preponderance of flakes visible in female-oriented film. Manohla Dargis bemoans accordingly. My understanding is that The Invasion “fizzled” because it was a bad remake,

Bury My Heart at Wounded Liver

Deep as it runs, my appreciation for Pabst does know limits. Those limits have been obliterated by this man: SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — Bill Bramanti will love Pabst Blue

A Path Secured, Part 2

As I mentioned last week, the Clinton camp has been pushing the meme that, regardless of whether or not the delegates from Michigan and Florida are seated, the raw popular