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By Eileen Jones
Horrible Bosses: Straining for Laughs

American movies are dead and I’m attending the funeral. It’ll be a long-running funeral, I expect, with services that go on for years and years and years, and I’ll be there for most of ’em. My beloved movies! After so…

Jul 10, 2011 | Comments (32)

By Mark Ames
Radicals, Imbeciles & FBI Stooges: From Jerry Rubin To Rich Fink, We've Reached Rock-Bottom, Baby!

  I just came across a massive dump of FBI files on the YIPPIES–the legendary 60′s youth movement led by Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman. They declassified and released over 6,600 pages of FBI surveillance and intel on the Yippies—unfiltered, a…

Jul 6, 2011 | Comments (87)

By Eileen Jones
American Movies Are Dead (So Party Down)

American movies are dead, people. I know I’ve hinted before that American movies, collectively, were unwell, maybe even terminally ill, but that was in the still-hopeful past. Now it’s officially over. We can stop checking its pulse in the form…

Jul 2, 2011 | Comments (51)

By Mark Ames
Why The American Right Never Liked V.S. Naipaul

I’ve often wondered why the American Right has been so quiet about V.S. Naipaul. He’s easily the most talented reactionary writer in the English language–maybe the only living talent left in the right-wing zombiesphere. The American Right devotes an insane…

Jul 1, 2011 | Comments (95)

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By Eileen Jones
Random Opposition: Super 8 vs. Jon Benjamin Has a Van

  It’s just a coincidence that I happened to watch a new cable TV show, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, about the same time I got around to seeing the movie Super 8, so now the two of them are…

Jun 26, 2011 | Comments (25)

By Mark Ames
Two Things To Say About Ron Paul's Allegedly Awesome Position On Drugs

Since no one else in the pro-drug camp will say it, allow me: Ron Paul is a drug war asshole. He’s a con artist playing a shell game with our liberties with his slippery proposal that the answer to this savage…

Jun 23, 2011 | Comments (111)

By Yasha Levine
Evidence of Rightwing Regression: USDA Delivers Chicken Infested With Flesh-Eating Bacteria to School Lunch Programs...

The other day I came across a post-WWII government propaganda film called “Meats With Approval” that serves as a great indicator of just how much America’s regressed politically in the past 50 years. This film should be required viewing for…

Jun 22, 2011 | Comments (22)