Happy, Texas

Written by Matt Zoller Seitz on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Quirkytown, USA If nothing else, Happy, Texas proves yet again that William H. Macy is one of the best actors in America. He’s not playing the lead here–a shame, since he should always play the lead. But he makes what could have been merely an eccentric and interesting supporting part–a small-town Texas sheriff with mysterious [&hellip
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Hitler’s Niece

Written by Alan Cabal on . Posted in Books, Posts

A Family Affair Every victim eventually becomes a bully, and every hero eventually becomes a bore. The most flamboyant illustration of these axioms in this century would be the zeitgeist himself, Adolf Hitler. No political figure in history has gotten more posthumous media exposure, and no political personality has been more thoroughly examined. Mussolini was [&hellip
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Gregg Araki’s Splendor

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

In the Grass "In his heart you know he’s gay." That thought came after seeing Gregg Araki’s Splendor, a "heterosexual" romantic comedy with bisexual allure. Showing off a triangulated love affair involving a woman and two men, Araki photographs the men so erotically that masculine charms outweigh the plot’s deliberately, deceptively feminine emphasis. A young [&hellip
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