Regret to Inform, Return with Honor

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

Regret to Inform directed by Barbara Sonneborn   Return with Honor directed by Freida Lee Mock and Terry Sanders Hell No The Vietnam War, as one of two new documentaries about that subject reminds us, was America’s longest war. How long? Well, just as it was never declared, it evidently has no end. From some murky, undefinable point in [&hellip
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“I’m the Guy Who Writes ‘Dirty Sanchez’!” Writes the Guy Who Writes Dirty Sanchez

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(“He says he’s got 15 simple reasons he writes the column, yawns the irritable Sister of Sanchez,” the Sister of Sanchez yawned irritably.) 1. BECAUSE I CAME UP WITH THIS ONE SNAPPY COMEBACK I came up with it like two weeks after I started doing the column. Like a year ago, right after my band—Bell Biv Devoe—delivered its third record. [&hellip
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An Unoriginal New Magazine Falls on Tin Eyes

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Will no one at the Voice edit Cynthia Cotts, even when she’s demonstrating the deepest ignorance about her subject? Here’s her opener to last week’s “Press Clips” column, a disastrous side trip from straight media reporting, at which she’s bad enough, into a realm of the most crass poetasting:   Go to the back of St. Mark’s Bookshop on East [&hellip
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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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