Out at the Princeton Club

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

Last night I gave a reading at the Princeton Club. The event was held in an intimate lounge and about 25 people were in attendance. It was mostly a handsome older crowd, with a few younger Princeton alumni thrown in. After I read the opening two pages of my most recent novel, which, naturally, featured a scene with sexual content, [&hellip
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Too Much Garlic Is Good For You

Written by Lionel Tiger on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

An international food company headquartered in England asked me in the autumn of l998 to talk to their managers about emerging attitudes toward nutrition and diet. I had earlier written in a book about what I called “the extermination model of food.” I had described the way in which once upon a time food had always been celebrated because it [&hellip
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“The Lifeblood of the Serbian Government Is War.”

Written by Richard Byrne on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Pop quiz time. Who said this about whom, and when did he say it? “He has never understood that the man who set Yugoslavia on fire will never put the fire out, that the lifeblood of the Serbian government is war.” If your guess was Tony Blair, or Bill Clinton, talking about Boris Yeltsin or Pat Buchanan in the last [&hellip
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Jerry Brown’s Strange New Friends in the Media

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

When you’re tired of Oakland, you’re tired of life. Why are both Salon and Mother Jones saying such nice things about Jerry Brown? The admirable politician is six months into his tenure as the first white mayor of Oakland in 20 years, and he’s already proven himself a bit of a heretic by welcoming free enterprise and challenging the city’s [&hellip
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Why Doesn’t Gore Resign?

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

Gore Needs to Raise the Bar Here’s a novel idea: Why doesn’t Veep Al Gore resign, cut a deal with Bill Bradley and spend from now until November of 2000 campaigning for the presidency with the former New Jersey senator as his runningmate, unbound from the chains of Clinton Corruption? It’s not so far-fetched, although I doubt Gore has the [&hellip
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Spike Lee Talks Summer of Sam & Punk Rock with Furious George

Written by George Tabb on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

“First he tells me to fuck off, then he calls me a pussy,” Adrien Brody says to Spike Lee, as we stand outside a location on Rivington St. where we’re shooting a scene for Spike’s new film, Summer of Sam. “It’s okay,” says Spike, calmly, “I’ll handle this.” “My character, Ritchie, is abused throughout the whole film, you know,” continues Adrien, [&hellip
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South Park

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

South Park directed by Trey Parker If John Waters circa 1979 made a Walt Disney movie, the result would look a lot like South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut. That’s no idle comparison: One of the most striking things about this freakish, fire-breathing big-screen version of the Comedy Central cartoon series is what a large number of Disney elements it [&hellip
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My Son the Fanatic, When Love Comes

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

My Son the Fanatic directed by Udayan Prasad Taxi Driver A remnant from the 80s when multiculti was chic, international smart aleck Hanif Kureishi grows up with My Son the Fanatic. He has finally found a sober, wise use for that spark of intelligence and humor first seen in his screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette but later squandered in [&hellip
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