Bottle Shock captures the 1976 triumph of the then-young California wine industry, a scrappy mix of old world agrarian traditions and new world love of capitalism and technology.
This advice columnist doesn’t care if she hurts your feelings. Every week in a column syndicated in over 100 papers across America, Amy Alkon delivers hilariously hard-nosed counsel to thousands of clueless souls.
Amal is an unusually kind and gentle movie about the possibilities—and limits—of money and love.
There’s nothing wrong with bringing a musty classic onto the silver screen for a 21st-century update. But Julian Jarrold’s decision to adapt Waugh’s masterpiece as a “forbidden romance” melodrama is nothing short of literary vandalism.
What you can learn from a candidate’s choice of food.
A renegade cop is appealing, except when he’s busting down your door for the wrong reasons.
A visit to New York helps a guy realize how little Washington makes sense.
We’re interested in Paris Hilton because we’re interested in reality. Really.
From that very first fanny pack you spot on the Metro, you know that the annual Tourist Invasion of our Nation’s Capital has begun. As we brace for three months of excruciating, smothering heat and throngs of Girl Scouts on troop pilgrimages to the monuments, it’s nice to remember the benefits of being a local. [...]
If we get Monday off next week, that means we get Friday off this week, right? Yes! … If you work for the government.
Relive your college days. Or, if you didn’t go to college, pretend to “relive” them. I don’t know, just do whatever the guy next to you is doing. Take this ping pong ball.
Is love like jazz, or Wikipedia? And wouldn’tcha know it, there’s a lunch at Cato! Fill your week with events. FILL IT!
The actual harm caused in the Virginia Tech shooting is bad enough, but if we are not aware of our hurdles to judgment we make ourselves more vulnerable to tragic events than we already are.
Los Angeles appreciates the charity of the rich, but let’s forget museums. We could use a better transit system.
After a two week sabbatical, Washington Planner is back in action. March Madness fades away as baseball swings into season, the cherry blossoms put on their annual exhibition, and one can almost taste summer approaching. Given that it’s such a perfect time to be in Washington, make sure you get out and take advantage of [...]
An unusual morality tale radiates from an S&M domestic abuse fiasco film. What’s not to like?
If you thought you had nothing important to do this week, K-Sol has a few suggestions.
You’re young. You’re fun. And you’re eager to show off the home-made business cards your mom taught you how to make.
Christmas–and anything that smacks of the alleged superstition of Christianity–seems to be slowly but methodically being removed from the British public sphere (as it is in America).
Mel Gibson may not know where all the world’s wars originate, but in Apocalypto, he seems to have a gift for violence.
There’s something fishy about the new animated penguin feature Happy Feet.
The current rash of celebrity crotch shots is yet more evidence of how what was once private has become public.
From Charles Murray’s Bell Curve to Satoshi Kanazawa’s new paper on IQ’s, each and every time, a new idea or provocative opinion has produced a reaction among cultural elites that is nothing but closed, dogmatic, rigid, and shrill.
What can Borat teach us about ourselves?
A new documentary on the F-word is gleefully salty. But what does fuck actually say?
Are art collectors only paying for the signature on a painting? Is a painting not valuable if the signature is fake?
Has cheating become part of the academic learning process?
Professional hockey’s popularity has fallen hard in America. But there’s no reason it can’t get back up.
Style trumps substance in Hollywood’s latest return to the noir genre.
Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey forgets to bring the facts along for his new, confessional book tour.
A review of the new film Conversations with Other Women.
While the NCAA makes money hand-over-fist thanks to its student-athletes, it hypocritically punishes them for taking any compensation.
The Pope’s recent comments about Islam were well stated–an atheist should know.
A review of “An Enemy of the People,” now playing at the Shakespeare Theatre, explaining why Henrik Ibsen wants Al Gore to run for president.
A review of Sam Harris’ Letter to a Christian Nation.
The elevated, novelistic trend we’re currently seeing in television — and first seen in shows like Homicide — combined with the increasing popularity of DVD box sets, suggests that television may transcend its throwaway nature and acquire a new permanence.
Our “special relationship” with England goes deeper than simply speaking the same language, the great political virtues, moral habits and social customs which made America great are rooted in Englishness.
How folk Irish ditties instill a healthy distrust of authority and government power in the old and the young.
Earlier this month, the FCC mailed letters to 77 television stations as part of a probe into the use of video news releases. One Boston radio station seems to be getting half of its technology news segments from Toyota. Should companies be criticized for such sneaky marketing ploys?
A review of the new solo album by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
Paris Hilton without sex? Unthinkable. Like Angelina Jolie without rugrats, Ashlee Simpson without “guide tracks” or Lindsay Lohan without tears.
Should the film industry — and taxpayers — support vile personalities, even talented ones?
An interview with Jeremy Lott, author of the new book In Defense of Hypocrisy.
Why can’t America get excited about soccer? It’s not hatred that defines American sentiment toward the world’s most popular game but, rather, indifference
We asked some of the smartest young people on the right for summer reading suggestions. What are they hoping to read this summer? And what do they recommend others read?
Those who decided to break down the walls of public morality have not succeeded in patching them up with latex.
Some of the summer’s best films and books aren’t new at all. A look at Jean-Pierre Melville’s re-released 1969 film Army of Shadows and Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Française.
A review of Ann Coulter’s new book, Godless.
There are still plenty of serious performers who offer concert-goers more than mere theatrics. Three of them came to the Washington, D.C., area this spring: Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, and Angela Hewitt.
The Duke rape case is like a Rorschach blot. From one perspective we see the race of the victim, from another angle her occupation emerges, and then it comes out that she has accused a group of rape before. But the only shape we should see yet is a question mark.
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Joseph Hammond
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Emma Elliott Freire