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By Tal Sutsa
Memphis: Where Steve Jobs Goes To Eat His Fellow Americans

Memphis, Tennessee lives way outside any law. Black, Hispanic, and neo-Nazi street gangs control neighborhoods throughout the city with no cops allowed in, not that most people would want them around. The downtown area has a higher concentration of deranged…

Aug 24, 2009 | Comments (58)

By Mark Ames
One Degree Of Larry Summers: Meet Larry’s Ex-Boss, A Billionaire With A Blood Feud

The best way to understand Larry Summers, the man who’s shaping America’s economy from his director’s chair at the National Economic Council, is to meet the people he hangs out with. Once you get to know Larry Summers’ crowd, nothing…

Aug 24, 2009 | Comments (32)

By Eileen Jones
Inglourious Basterds: Interesting? Boring? Both?

When I heard Quentin Tarantino was making a Dirty Dozen-like action film set in WWII, I groaned in spirit. With all the amazing eras and dazzling historical figures and slaughterhouse horrors not yet represented in cinema, we’re going to visit…

Aug 23, 2009 | Comments (36)

By Eileen Jones
Uncivil War: Cousin Against Cousin

How does your extended family shake out politically? Me, I come from a rabid tribe of right-wingers containing a renegade band of fulminating lefties, plus a couple of pleasant and reasonable moderates nobody listens to. Fortunately we’re all scattered across…

Aug 19, 2009 | Comments (23)

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By John Dolan
Living With Cons and Paupers in Canada's Arctic Waters

I came to extreme poverty late in life, and did very badly at it. I should have done some kind of crime. But what kind? That’s what I couldn’t figure out. What kind of crime can you actually do, if…

Aug 18, 2009 | Comments (67)

By Eileen Jones
District 9: Not Bad!

There are a couple of strokes of genius in District 9 that renew one’s hopes for the future of genre film. One is casting Sharlto Copley, who’s not a trained actor, as protagonist Wikus van der Merwe, a dweeby South…

Aug 16, 2009 | Comments (23)

By Mark Ames
Washington Post Links FreedomWorks, Tea Party, Koch Family, Only 5 Months After Ames & Levine

News Flash! Five months after Yasha Levine and I broke the story linking the rightwing billionaire-PR nexus between FreedomWorks, the Koch family, CNBC, Eric Odom and the Tea Party movement, the Washington Post finally caught up with us. In an article…

Aug 16, 2009 | Comments (11)