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Out of the Armchair and into the Fire

(11) Comments | Posted September 16, 2008 | 12:13 PM

There's been a flurry of bloggers weighing in over the last few weeks, playing at being Armchair Campaigners by offering their unsolicited advice to Barack Obama and his "peeps" about how best to respond to the unprecedented Sleaze Fest that has become the McCain campaign. Obama should be tougher, more...

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An Open Letter to John McCain

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2008 | 4:55 PM

Dear Senator McCain:

As a long-time Independent, I am left with only one burning question after witnessing all the shenanigans and then hearing your acceptance speech at the GOP Convention: Who are you, and what have you done with John McCain? Because whoever that was giving a speech last night...

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A Buffy Fan Gets a Life... Online

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2007 | 8:19 PM

2007-07-28-buffy1.jpgA classic 1986 skit on Saturday Night Live featured guest host William Shatner (a.k.a. "Captain Kirk") attending a Star Trek convention, held at a generic Holiday Inn in Rye, New York. He grows increasingly frustrated by the obsessively detailed questions about long-forgotten episodes posed...

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10 Things I Hate About Hamlet

(11) Comments | Posted July 16, 2007 | 1:23 PM

As a recent transplant to Los Angeles, I was thrilled to learn that every weekend in July, the famed Hollywood Forever Cemetery is hosting outdoor evening performances of Shakespeare's Hamlet. This past Friday night found me camped out on the green, along with other Shakespeare enthusiasts eager to...

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Reclaiming Our Space

(5) Comments | Posted June 21, 2007 | 12:31 PM

This week, the Los Angeles Times featured an interview with horror master Stephen King "on the artistic merits of torture porn" -- those incredibly gory, explicitly violent slasher flicks in which grievous harm comes to all but a few plucky souls at the hands of some crazed murderous madman....

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