The 50 Most Loathsome Americans, 2009 →
The only essential 2009 wrap-up is finally here: the Buffalo Beast 50. Chew it up before it spits you (No. 26) out.
Twelve of J.D. Salinger's short stories now... →
“A Perfect Day for Bannanafish” (January 31, 1948) “Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut” (March 20, 1948) “Just Before the War with the Eskimos” (June 5, 1948) “The Laughing Man” (March 19, 1949) “For Esmé—With Love and Squalor” (April 8, 1950) “Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes” (July 14, 1951) “Teddy” (January 31, 1953) “Franny” (January 29, 1955) “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters” (November...
The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness
Ten years ago I would have been 16-and-a-half, and though I recall that time vividly, I feel like I barely remember it at all. I think this is because my defintion of remembering has subtly changed during the 21st century, and my conception of understanding culture has expanded faster than a California brushfire. The amount of news-related information I focus on every single day in 2010 outweighs...
Ebert's Great Movies: 25th Hour (2002) →
You have to be something of a Roger Ebert obsessive to notice stuff like this, but I absolutely love it when it happens: Ebert’s most recent entry to his Great Movies series is Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, a work he gave just three-and-half stars (out of four) upon its release. The overwhelming majority of Ebert’s “Great Movies” are films that he originally gave four...
Fox cashes in on 'Jackpot' idea | The Hollywood... →
Don’t look now, but the Fire Joe Morgan Plan For World Domination has officially entered Phase 2 with Alan Yang (Junior) landing a major movie deal. First the internet, then television, now movies, soon: Broadway!
In fact, the jokes that get some of the wildest, loudest reactions aren’t really...– Jon Mooallem, from his New York Times Magazine profile on the most popular comedian in America, Jeff Dunham
Obviously, many millions of children have loved Where the Wild Things Are —...– Bruce Handy, a New York Times book review contributor who apparently thinks the opinions of a “couple dozen friends” is more indicative of whether children “actually like” Where the Wild Things Are than the fact that the book has sold 19 million copies over the course of 46...
Tracy Morgan should be on Twitter. Make it happen. →
This is change I can believe in. [H/T: Fimoculous.]
It’s forward-thinking organizations like the San Francisco Giants that understand one secret advantage of signing a 16-year-old from the Dominican Republic is if he kills someone, he’ll still be in his mid-30s when he gets out from prison.
fimoculous: Given the verse-chorus-verse...
Of all the inside-Hollywood lingo there is, the phrase I wish I knew most was the word talk-show hosts use with each other to describe the experience of having Robin Williams on their show. Depressi-mortifi-grating?
The Official Tom Waits Flickr Page →
I think [Catch-22] would have been much better received if it hadn’t been for...– Noted character actor Austin Pendleton, yet again confirming that Robert Altman was a notorious pothead
Who needs Robert Novak when you have Facebook? →
Great Britain endured an involuntary security breach over the weekend, thanks in part to the popular social networking site.
Finding My Goddess: Smart, Sexy, Spiritual Goddess... →
Found through Dana Stevens’ Twitter: “Unbelievably funny and completely unparody-able website, courtesy of Lydia DePillis at the DC Slate office.”