Today’s (Random) Featured Posts

Waitress

If you haven’t seen Waitress, now’s your chance. It’s showing at the Hopkins Cinema for $2.50 per ticket. Part fairytale, part romantic comedy, part cautionary fable, this film is far from perfect but it’s fun, colorful, unique, and features a killer performance by, of all people, Andy Griffith. A modern morality play about infidelity, spousal […]

Liz Phair, Liz Phair

We were relieved to discover that the atrocious buzz about Liz Phair’s attempt at pop starletry was too harsh. Only some of the new record is cringingly awful. A self-imposed exile from Exile in Guyville, her celebrated debut three albums ago, and a move toward slick pop is not necessarily wrongheaded—why should the field be […]

Barbara Ehrenreich

What’s not to love about this premise? After mucking around in America’s economic malaise for the last half-dozen years, during which time she produced the best-selling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch, one of our most astute social commentators turns her attention to a more cheering subject: communal ecstasy. Such eruptions throughout history, Ehrenreich […]

If You Give a Mouse a Nice Bottle of Portuguese Wine

There’s a picture book called If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, that I used to read to my children. It goes like this: If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he’ll probably ask you for […]

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