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The Swampby Mark Silva Sarah Palin, fresh from an appearance at the TEA Party Convention where she derided President Barack Obama for "the politics of personality,'' insists that the nascent political organization is just fine without a leader. "It's much bigger.....
The Swampby Mark Silva There's a certain circularity to this little spat: It revolves around a FOX universe, where a cartoon program that knows few boundaries featured the character Chris on Sunday falling for a girl with Down syndrome. When he......
Tags: Literature, Family, Republican Party, Bill O'Reilly , Government
This country needs a Swift kick to the behind in 2013 — a Jonathan Swift kick to the behind. Swift, the greatest satirist ever, has been dead for more than 250 years, but he would have great fodder in the United States of America as it stands...
In 2006, Greta Gerwig was living in Logan Square, making her first movie (Joe Swanberg’s “LOL”) and fighting off a heat wave. “We didn’t have air conditioning,” she recalls, “so we had to just put a bowl of ice...
It most certainly is "Nice Work If You Can Get It," but the new Broadway musical starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara is otherwise tough to define. It's not really a jukebox musical, since we don't associate the songs of George and Ira Gershwin...
NEW YORK - In Aristophanes' Greek comedy "Lysistrata" — part of the Athens season of 411 B.C. — the war-weary women of Greece decide to deny their husbands and lovers sexual favors to induce them to negotiate peace. In Douglas Carter Beane's...
So at the Auditorium Theatre – the 3,929-seat Auditorium Theatre – one currently finds an Australian Elwood Blues, a British Jake Blues and aEuropean cover band, all working, along with a trio of women called the Bluettes, for Dutch producers....
Bill O’Reilly is not a stupid man, but he often plays one on TV. Last week O’Reilly, on his program on Faux News, dealt with the nonissue of the rapper Common doing a poetry reading at the White House. Following the designated GOP ceaseless...
Tags: Republican Party, Literature, Eminem, Jake Gyllenhaal, Music
Bret KoffordHaving the ability to sincerely apologize is a wonderful trait. Because I’m chatty and a joker, I do and say things I shouldn’t on a regular basis, so I have to apologize often. If I don’t feel any regret, I won’t waste my...
Tags: New York, Literature, Family, Education, Gays and Lesbians
World NowThe aggressive headline advertised the cover article by author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, itself a subject of furious debate over her take on Islam, extremism and free speech. Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who fled an arranged marriage and became a forceful critic of...
L.A. NOWInvisible Children has a new video about African warlord Joseph Kony six months after Jason Russell, one of the group's leaders, had a very public meltdown....
Channel Guide MagazineIt’s almost hard to believe that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has been around as long as it has. In 1984, when the Turtles had their birth in what was intended to be a one-off comic book satirizing popular comic-book tropes of the day,...
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