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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

THE OMEGA CODE

The Omega Code Directed by Robert Marcarelli Written by Stephan Blinn and Holiss Barton Staring Casper Van Dien as Gillen Lane, Michael York as Stone Alexander, Catherine Oxenberg as Cassandra Barasche and Michael Ironside as Domenic A secret code in the bible predicts about the same thing the bible predicts explicitly in Revelations: an evil […]

NEVER DIE ALONE

Any film that ends with Nashville’s Henry Gibson shoving rapper DMX into a cremation oven can’t be all bad…

SECRETARY

Directed by Steven Shainberg Written by Shainberg and Erin Cressida Wilson Based on a short story by Mary Gaitskill Starring – Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway – James Spader as E. Edward Grey – Jeremy Davies as Peter – Amy Locane as Theresa Holloway – Lesley Ann Warren as Joan Holloway Victoria may or may […]

ESCAPE TO HELL AND OTHER STORIES

ESCAPE TO HELL And Other Stories by Muammar Qaddafi Jeff Rigsby Sez… How seriously should we take Muammar Qaddafi? In light of recent events, it’s easy to say: not very. The Reagan administration painted him as one of America’s most dangerous enemies, a claim that now pales when set against other contenders for that title. […]