In Music from the Inside Out, Daniel Anker conveys his personal devotion to music. In doing so, he’s created an inspired piece of filmmaking. No music-lover should miss it.
The young man who aspires to dress well must turn to books, but the revival in fashion has produced no Summa Fashionistica for men. Here’s a guide to the best tomes on men’s fashion.
A review of Autobahn, a Neil LaBute play now at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is nothing more than a mild disappointment. It is the epitome of a decent film: thoroughly, depressingly adequate, but not one smidgen more.
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A new biography of Sam Cooke is evidence of Baby Boomers’ attempt to legitimize popular culture.
Your girlfriend or wife is wonderfully and fearfully alive — so beware of the pitfalls in your harmless adoration of celebrity beauties.
The new biopic Capote gets the atmosphere right–but the life wrong.
George Clooney’s take on Murrow and McCarthy is a gripping, eloquent piece of propaganda.
A review of the new collection, The Weekly Standard: A Reader: 1995-2005.
Michael Winterbottom’s tepid film effort, 9 Songs, concedes artistic limitations in order to break new ground.
A review of Álex de la Iglesia’s new film, El Crimen Perfecto.
A bit of gonzo reportage from NoVa and D.C.
The democratization of book reviewing on Amazon.com has begun to crowd out professional reviewers and change the way we read. Is this a good thing?
Understanding the implosion of the Libertarian Bore: the perfect mirror image of the Marxist who constantly ruins everyone else’s dinner with his incessant dialectics.
What’s right and not so right with Human Events‘ list of the “Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries.”
A message to pop culture conservatives: everything, even fitting in, has a cost.
Ismail Merchant, producer of classy, elegant British period pieces, was the ultimate independent filmmaker.
A new collection of letters and routines sheds light on the complexity of late comedian Bill Hicks.
A review of a maturing Ben Fold’s new album, Songs for Silverman.
Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling face trial in the new documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
While we mourn the loss of Pope John Paul II, we should celebrating the music of another Catholic.
If consumers of television programs and films had to pay a recycling fee–for recycled shows like The Office–we might not be subject to the dearth of creativity we’re witnessing in Hollywood right now.
His inspiration may have disappeared years ago, but the literary world still suffered a loss when Hunter S. Thompson took his own life last month.
Over one third of high school students believe the First Amendment goes “too far” in the rights it secures. But why should they care about freedom, when nobody else does?
Tom Wolfe’s latest may be reactionary and hyperbolic–but it’s still a great read.
Every year there are deserving movies robbed of Oscar nominations. This year, Closer, the best movie of 2004, is at the top of the list.
How Johnny Ramone and Ronald Reagan each played a central role in major movements once considered on the fringe.
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Is 2004 the year the documentary went from film-geek fetish to mainstream marvel, or the year that Americans gave up their imaginations?
Although it is, by Baker’s usual standards, a middling production, Checkpoint did occasion something of a second-order news event as critics and commentators from across the notional left-right spectrum rose to condemn it for immorality, bad taste, or both.
Paying for television programming once seemed absurd, now all the good stuff is on cable. Radio is next.
For a relatively small book, Where the Right Went Wrong makes a convincing, wide-ranging case that all is not well, and conservatives have no one to blame for that but themselves.
Polymath novelist Julian Barnes’ new short story collection, The Lemon Table, explores the worldly concerns of those close to death
A new Michigan case that limits government’s power of eminent domain is good news for property advocates, but Justice O’Connor may be standing in the way of broader reform.
Brad Miner’s The Compleat Gentleman tackles a worthy subject, but won’t bring back the Age of Chivalry.
A D.C.-centric review of of filmmaker Jonathan Demme’s remake of the legendary 1962 political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate.
A tennis match in England and a country picnic in Texas make for a distinctly American Fourth of July.
David Brooks is an essayist and a satirist, not a political scientist, which is why his sweeping observations, unsubstantiated, often fall short.
Bubba Ho-Tep, recently released on DVD, features a redneck mummy, a black JFK–and plenty of fun.
This attempt to modernize the oldest story of Western civilization strips it of its essence; it deprives the Greeks of their gods.
Readers of Stephen Hayes’ new book will expect proof that Saddam was collaborating with al Qaeda in a way that endangered America, but they will be disappointed on that score.
The bills for new baseball stadiums have often been footed by local taxpayers; now state and federal taxpayers might get to chip in as well.
Some Catholic politicians stray from Church teaching, but still expect their faith to enhance their electoral appeal. Will the clergy take them to task?
You Are The Quarry, pop icon Morrissey’s first new album in seven years, is a triumphant return for the singer–even if it is a bit lopsided.
Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies hits the big screen, and his Bright Young Things are still missing their souls.
Aspiring writers once wanted to become literary greats like James Joyce or William Faulkner. Now they want to become screenwriters like Charlie Kaufman or Joe Eszterhas.
An admiring, but non-liberal, fan of The West Wing wonders: How do we go about electing such a perfect president?
A comic book crusader argues that the genre is a literature of ethics that can help answer life’s big questions.
A German atheist wonders, why all the controversy surrounding Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ?
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Andrew Stiles
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Kathlyn Ehl