War is exactly what the Islamic State wants. War legitimizes its claim to be a state and to be treated like a state. The bombing strategy -- whether pursued by Hollande or Obama or Putin -- is also doomed to fail, even if it succeeds in its narrow objective of destroying the Islamic State.
This is comedy satire at its best and it works because show creator Victor Fresco has the ability to make the absurd sound perfectly reasonable.
There are times when an art movement quietly documents the heart and soul of the much louder story of history that surrounds it.
For some unknown reason John Sandford's skills as a writer have been revitalized lately. He has been writing mystery/thrillers forever but with his last few books he has been back as good as he ever was, even at the beginning.
I was disturbed to find out that Charles Manson is engaged to be married. And I was disturbed not because Manson is still in prison. Or that he's a convicted serial killer. Or that he has a swastika carved into his forehead.
Can I just say thank you to you, Charles, and the future Mrs. Manson for announcing your nuptials the same day of my therapy session? The timing had everything to do with uncovering an irrational fear of mine around the concept of safety. A fear I'd never told anyone about, and surprise, surprise, your name came up.
A biblical definition of marriage is so important to some people, so there must have been some case like Manson's in those holy pages, right? "And the Lord sayeth unto you, when thou hast killed, that shalt be punished. Then thou will find a bride and marry her whilst in prison. Jesus wept. With joy." Something like that.
Even as it creates a fantastical story bringing art into everyday life via a quantum human evolutionary leap, ART GIRLS memorializes the vast raw urban spaces that made Berlin the destination for artists the world over.
Introverted, sober and not part of the Hollywood scene, it almost makes sense Moby would become interested in creating his own "cult."
Jason Ritter, Alia Shawkat and Lawrence Michael Levine stopped by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2014 to talk with What's Trending about their l...
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson will remain the definitive biography of this "true life criminal."
Walking the line between what's right and what's wrong for media is a difficult job. Where's the definitive line between what's acceptable and what takes it too far?
While I do not place Rolling Stone necessarily in the category of the classics censored and banned throughout the history of ideas, I certainly advocate for the age-appropriate consumption of materials from which we may derive our own conclusions and our own ideas.
"Whisperers" are serial killers with a special talent: they kill through other people, awakening in them the archaic and apparently soothing desire to kill. We are all potential murderers.
The Doors might have been the first musical discovery of my youth; after glomming onto my big sister's Beatles, Stones, and yes, Monkees records, I bought all I could by The Doors. My choice might not have been a healthy omen.