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Sylvia Plath's Son?

Most Recent Photograph of That Guy That Plath Popped Out (bottom right; circa 1962) Sylvia Plath’s son died yesterday. That’s how it was reported, even by the BBC. The dead man’s name was Nicholas Hughes, not Plath, but in death…

Posted on: March 24th, 2009 | Comments (32)

God Awful Morning: James Frey Is Killing My Toe

I got out of bed this morning and told Katherine, “Hey, I think my foot is bet-” At which point my gouty big toe slammed into the table leg. When I finished howling and bouncing around on the other leg,…

Posted on: March 19th, 2009 | Comments (26)

He Stole It All from A Cockroach: A Lesson In Why You Shouldn't Become A Poet

Robert Creeley: Great Poet or One-Eyed Interspecies Plagiarist? Here are two pieces of twentieth-century verse. One has been called “…the most often quoted, even the most widely known, short poem” of the 1960s; the other is from a long-forgotten collection…

Posted on: March 17th, 2009 | Comments (3)

Raising Bristol: Freepers Deal With The Bastard Palin

“It is not their love for us but their lack of faith that prevents today’s Christians from burning us.” —Nietzsche For sheer gloating pleasure, you can’t beat the lunkheads on Free Republic trying to deal with the news that Palin’s…

Posted on: March 12th, 2009 | Comments (29)

Jim Cramer Destroyed CNBC Viewers' Wealth In Just 4 Days

CNBC’s Jim Cramer has positioned himself as yet another champion of the people against the evil government. A couple of days ago, the method-actor/ CNBC host of “Mad Money” stirred up a hullabaloo when he pretended to be angry and…

Posted on: March 5th, 2009 | Comments (42)

America's Imperial Economy: What The Republicans Are Too Squeamish To Admit

In the great debate about the stimulus package — which, underneath all the cant is really nothing more than a debate about how America’s scarce wealth should be divided —  one of the right wing’s favorite mantras was their claim…

Posted on: February 25th, 2009 | Comments (44)

Hero of the Depression: Rep. Marcy Kaptur Tells Americans To Squat In Their Houses And Fuck Off The Banks

Although it’s more fun to trash the villains and suckers who dominate our dying empire, if the rare hero appears and says something courageous and decent, then it becomes our professional duty to salute her. That hero is Ohio congresswoman…

Posted on: February 20th, 2009 | Comments (48)


My fellow Americans (as you like to be called), you now have the opportunity to prove that you are not passive slaves, the “sheeple” that they say you are. Over the past few months you’ve been forced to face the awful…

Posted on: February 13th, 2009 | Comments (85)

Privilege On The Hudson: First Class Gets Comfy Rafts, Peasant Class Forced Onto The Wings

Has anyone noticed the ugly reality captured in the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson”? One of the first photos shows that first class passengers were offered first-class rafts to ensure that they’d survive in comfort, while the economy class passengers…

Posted on: January 16th, 2009 | Comments (41)

Das Boot: The Unsinkable Career Of America's Leading Twerpo-Imperialist

The real mystery of our age is this: why do all the media warmongers still have jobs, after the way they goaded us into the epic disaster we’ve found ourselves in? Back in 2001, when a panicked America foolishly handed…

Posted on: January 14th, 2009 | Comments (29)

FILM REVIEW: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the Audience That Loves This Kind of Crap

Ossified baby, anyone? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button—is it one of the worst American films of 2008, or THE worst American film of 2008? Can’t be the worst, you’ll argue, not while we have Australia to kick around. True….

Posted on: January 7th, 2009 | Comments (17)

"Jackrabbit" Bill O'Reilly's Autobiography: A Hot Steaming Pile Of Banality

Reviewed: “A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity” by Bill O’ Reilly (Broadway, 2008). In this slight, self-indulgent memoir, Bill O’Reilly tells us how he got so “bold” and “fresh.” A humble man, he attributes his success to his own innate…

Posted on: December 31st, 2008 | Comments (11)

How To Screw Up A War Story: The New York Times At Work

From the moment Georgia launched its invasion against the breakaway region of South Ossetia this past August, sparking a wider war with neighboring Russia, the New York Times‘s news coverage depicted Georgia as an innocent victim of Russia’s neo-imperialist evil….

Posted on: December 22nd, 2008 | Comments (12)

America Needs a New Religion: Let's Pick a Pantheon!

Now that services have ended at the First National Church of Crawford, Texas, it’s clear America needs a new religion. Not to nitpick, but it could be argued that rule by the most loudly born-again or, as scholars call it,…

Posted on: December 17th, 2008 | Comments (13)

Drugs: Helping our Readers Come Out of the Closet

It seems that after eXile’s 11 long years of celebrating drug use, some of our more skeptical readers still don’t think we’ve been candid enough about our drugs use. Well, it just goes to show that you people aren’t just…

Posted on: December 17th, 2008 | Comments (5)

FILM REVIEW: The Day the Earth Stood Still Makes a Few Bucks

Klaatu has a bad day. Number One at the box-office over the weekend, The Day the Earth Stood Still is a great study in all the things that can go wrong with a movie. The plot’s all haywire and the…

Posted on: December 16th, 2008 | Comments (2)

Freddy Gets Fingered: How I Busted The Washington Post's Op-Ed Page Editor

Over the past few years, the Washington Post‘s editorial page has pushed an increasingly hostile line toward Russia, painting complex developments there in Manichaean terms and accusing the Kremlin–and usually Vladimir Putin–of responsibility for just about anything that goes wrong, real…

Posted on: December 11th, 2008 | Comments (14)

NBC's Stephen Lasher: Recession Vulture or Future Recession Scapegoat?

Last Friday, television network NBC announced that it was firing 500 people, or 3% of the workforce. Then today, on MSN (as in “MSNBC,” affiliated with NBC), an article appeared in which a cocky NBC employee, Stephen Lasher, brags like…

Posted on: December 10th, 2008 | Comments (8)

America: Home of the Free & Land of the Armed

It’s 3:45 p.m. in Los Angeles. Outside, the sun is shining, people are walking their dogs. I can hear the laughter of children returning from school … Out here, in the land of sunshine, a few footsteps away from Venice,…

Posted on: December 8th, 2008 | Comments (37)

Why Drug Addiction Isn't That Bad

The real junk is inside National Geographic Tomorrow evening, the National Geographic Channel is going to hit cable viewers with a huge dose of drug propaganda cloaked as investigative reporting in a three-part special that will look at Heroin, Meth…

Posted on: December 1st, 2008 | Comments (34)