Jew England

Written by Jonathan Ames on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I’m on an island 12 miles off the coast of Maine. It’s morning. Overcast. Cool. Out my window, I can see the island’s small yacht club—the numerous sailboats and the gray, old docks, alive in their subtle treading of water, resting on the chest of the tide, like my lady friend laying her head on my breast as I [&hellip
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Has Gore Hit Bottom?

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Hillary Sucks Up the Media’s Gush and Mush I’ve cleared all my bets, prematurely, from the Bill Clinton/MonicaLewinsky/impeachment saga. Which means I posted $400 to Jim Larkin in Phoenix; $1000 to Alex Cockburn in Petrolia, CA; and divvied up smaller bundles among staffers at the office. It’s lamentable, but certain, that Clinton won’t be driven from office before his term expires—although [&hellip
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The Nation Explains Youth Violence

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

There’s a depressing, not to mention inadvertently funny, article in the July 19 Nation that’s worth examining for anyone who’s fascinated, as I am, by the left’s effeteness and milksop inefficacy. How do these people presume to accomplish anything of worth if their magazines keep defining themselves with articles like this one? Entitled “Did Buffy Do It?” the article, by [&hellip
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REPORTS FROM THE 1999 AAN CONVENTION Memphis dispatches from MUGGER and Andrey Slivka

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

MEDIA ROUNDUP   NYPress 6/2/99   AAN Botches It Again “You’re the guy who wrote that fucking piece of shit about my boss, man,” the bohemian’s hollering at me from behind his shades, his eyebrows beetling above the dark glass. His goatee’s bobbing; his finger’s working aggressively—jabbing toward my chest with accusatory force. It’s a gathering of “alternative” journalists here [&hellip
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Test Scores and Totalitarianism

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Rarely does news coverage break down so cleanly along easy political lines as it did when the dailies responded to the release of the New York state fourth-grade reading tests’ miserable results last week. “Private Schools Fare Little Better on New 4th-Grade Test,” The New YorkTimes announced. “Private Problem: Their school test results are less than stellar, too,” insisted Newsday. “Private [&hellip
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Al Gore’s Mondale Impersonation; Bush Conquers California

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Bush Conquers California What a disastrous week for the hapless Al Gore. Not only was his impressive fundraising total for the first half of ’99 dwarfed by George W.Bush‘s astonishing $36.3 million, but his erstwhile bus buddy, Bill Clinton, was monopolizing the news cycle, doing his best to sabotage Gore’s flailing presidential campaign.   No, there’s not a rift [&hellip
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American Pie, Wild Wild West

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

American Pie directed by Paul and Chris Weitz Humor, Pink & Black American Pie brings new meaning to the phrase “coming of age,” and provides the South Park movie with its only serious competition for the title of Grossest Film of the Summer. A precision-tooled yuk (and yuck) machine designed to pander to teens and teens-at-heart, the film takes the subtext [&hellip
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Autumn Tale

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Autumn Tale directed by Eric Rohmer   A French Harvest Autumn Tale, the last in Eric Rohmer’s “Tales of the Four Seasons,” is, like so much of the director’s work, a film that’s at once stunningly lovely on the surface and astonishing for its depths. Given that, it will be to the taste of a only small fraction of [&hellip
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