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Dan Lybarger

Just In Case It Matters: Dr. Thompson Goes to the Derby

Dan Lybarger | Posted 06.02.2012 | Media
Dan Lybarger

In a development that ended up defying the odds, the 7,000-word essay "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" and its author, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, wound up inventing an entirely new type of journalism.

From Glasgow to Glory: Director Lynne Ramsay on We Need to Talk About Kevin

Dan Lybarger | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

The film hasn't received any Oscar nominations, but Ramsay demonstrates that her uniquely Scottish sensibility translates remarkably well stateside.

Tales Of A Phone Monkey: My Tour Of Duty At Sallie Mae

Dan Lybarger | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education
Dan Lybarger

A little over 20 years ago, if you had your lunch or dinner interrupted by a caller wanting you to fork over on your student loans, I may have been th...

In the Halloween Queen's Court: A Conversation with Elvira, aka Cassandra Peterson

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

At 60, Cassandra Peterson has practically become the Santa Claus of the 31st of October, so it was surprising to get a one-on-one conversation with her in costume last Thursday.

DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Why did dozens of western media outlets allow Norma Khoui to peddle her falsehoods for so long and how can Random House easily brush off the book after spending resources publishing and promoting?

Through Hildegard's Eyes: Margarethe von Trotta on Vision

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

German writer-director Margarethe von Trotta started directing movies in the 1970s, at a time when few women were behind the cameras. This week, von Trotta explained how much we still have to learn from a woman who lived centuries ago.