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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)

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)

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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)

By Pancho Montana
Mexican Drug War Dispatch: Viva La Narco Counterculture Revolución

Hello there! Hola to the few who still check out this column to learn about crazy antics of America’s favorite suppliers. Yeah, I know I haven’t been updating you for a while on account that I’m getting lazy (weed ain’t…

Aug 14, 2009 | Comments (23)

By Mark Ames
Mad Midget 2: Matthew Vadum Yaps With A Vengeance

Matthew Vadum, the rightwing butterball savaged in The Daily Show last year for race-baiting, doesn’t like me very much. But he ain’t the type who keeps it to himself. Nuh-uh. America’s favorite little waffendwarf read my last post about him,…

Aug 13, 2009 | Comments (25)