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Consider The Author
September 15, 2008 – 2:55 PM | 45 Comments

Because a few people have asked…fans of David Foster Wallace should read Troy Patterson's write-up for Slate. Troy is a fellow vet of our college paper, and his take is on point as usual.
Well, as …

"You have lovely hands. Do you moisturize?"
August 9, 2008 – 10:01 AM | 26 Comments
"You have lovely hands.  Do you moisturize?"

BSD dropped me an email about Bernie Mac's death about an hour ago; the Sun-Times had it, but none of the other news orgs were confirming it, so we were on the phone together looking …

The Dark Knight
July 29, 2008 – 1:18 PM | 48 Comments
<I>The Dark Knight</I>

Warning: Contains spoilers.
I can't figure out why I like the Bale Batmans so much (foxy Bale himself aside). Both movies lean heavily on storytelling maneuvers that I tend to hate, and both movies arrived in …

July 14, 2008 – 10:18 AM | 10 Comments

I didn't care for Bobby Murcer in the booth at first — the gee-willikers accent, combined with his almost naïve enthusiasm for everything that happened on the field, got on my nerves.But as time went …

The Chris Farley Show
July 3, 2008 – 9:49 AM | 9 Comments
<I>The Chris Farley Show</I>

Reading The Chris Farley Show immediately after Wired is perhaps not the best idea if the goal is to lighten one's mood, but I figured, what the hell — I have them both in the …

Saint John-John The Divine
July 18, 1999 – 10:55 AM | No Comment

I still remember the day Ronald Reagan got shot. I don’t remember anything about school that day – aside from the customary wrestling with long division, I don’t think anything notable happened in Mrs. Arrouet’s …