DRINKING, DRUGS, TOBACCO AND TEACHING: ALL I WANTED WAS A PEPSI

So on the front lawn, the cops, who seemed like decent enough people for LAPD, asked me if I wanted to be taken in for a psychological evaluation.

THE TRIAL

THE TRIAL Franz Kafka Scott Fuller reporting… Franz Kafka is the champion of the Humanities. He is the reason why the Humanities must be preserved, for both the sheer delight in his deceptively shallow prose and for his demonstration of the ability of fiction to impart truths and ask questions which may be impossible to […]

HOUSE

HOUSE Louis says the following about the book Nonfiction, as a genre that transcends modes of mass-media communication, is taking over. It’s a not-quite-but-almost coequal partner with fiction in popular and unpopular literature; but recently, you’ve more likely seen the rise of nonfiction in television (and movies, if you count the Clooneyized adaptation of Sebastian […]

HEARTBREAK

HEARTBREAK The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant Andrea Dworkin Jeff Feels… “I would rather suck dick than have sex with Andrea Dworkin,” says Al Goldstein, the founding father of Screw Magazine. Goldstein might soon be going to jail on charges of harassing a former employee, so he may get the chance to try at […]

GUNS GERMS AND STEEL

GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL The Fates of Human Societies also A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years Jared Diamond We may or may not know who Scott Fuller is… Diamond first entered the saturated pop-science book market back in 1991 with the publication of his book, The Rise and Fall of the […]

FRAUD

FRAUD David Rakoff [Ed Note: If one more mention of the word ‘Sedaris’, even if in a strictly non-David Sedaris centric context, is going to loosen your bowels, save yourself the trouble and just skip to the Ron Jeremy movie review thing now] So, I was thinking I was pretty clever when I came up […]

THE HAUNTED MANSION

The very first thing you see when this movie starts is a title card that read, Beware Foolish Mortals. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

SPY KIDS

Written and Directed by Robert Rodriguez Starring Short People Poor Bill Had To Actually Watch This When I was four or five I saw Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and I must say I was shocked and scared by the story. It was fun, but somewhat creepy and it actually stirred emotion while keeping […]

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? FOX Why does Joe watch FOX so often…? What do you get when you cross an irate, old Briton with a room full of young, desperate, competing teeny boppers? Judging by American Idol, Hell’s Kitchen and now, So You Think You Can Dance, Fox’s answer to that question is, […]

SORORITY LIFE

Has anybody else seen this shit? This show is horrible in so many ways I barely even know where to begin. The premise is thus: a reality show following a bunch of sorority pledges. On MTV. Yes, it is exactly as bad as that sounds. It has become cliché to hate MTV. It is just […]