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Finally, a Movie with Liam Neeson That's as Good as Liam Neeson

Special guest Inkoo Kang, film critic at TheWrap and news editor at Indiewire's Women and Hollywood blog, joins Alan Scherstuhl of the Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of the LAWeekly to discuss a variety of topics on this very big podcast, including: The Maze Runner, what it's like interviewing director......
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The Mike Eagle Show – The Mint – January 11, 2014

Open Mike Eagle & Special Guests The Mint 1/11/14 Art rap auteur Open Mike Eagle has a new show that's a mix of comedy, rap and improv. The inaugural performance was Saturday night at The Mint. At the scheduled start time, several tables near the front of the stage at...

Henry Rollins: The Cost of Being Human

See also: Henry Rollins: New York Was Where Things Took Off This one really grabbed me. I heard this clip from the recent Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. Ben Carson, director of pediatric surgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for almost 40 years and now a Fox News......

The Purge Asks Which Lives Are Worth More Than Others

Here's a category idea for bar trivia: Collect one-sentence plot summaries of young-adult novel series and R-rated horror films, and see who can distinguish which from which. The one where the kids kill each other for sport is approved by school districts for extra-credit reading, as is the one where......

Atlas Shrugged

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1 Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel ran 1,200 pages, and she famously rebuffed her publisher, who wanted trims, “Would you cut the Bible?” Apart from its deficiencies as fiction, whatever its philosophical limitations (the rich and able should only help themselves in Rand’s “Objectivism”), the book proves proudly indigestible......

Weiss' 25 Best Non Hip-Hop Songs of 2008 (A-L)

Graffiti originally spotted on Bedford Ave., Williamsburg in 2002--soon followed by copycat crimes on Silverlake Blvd. and San Francisco's Mission District. Now playing at a Hot Topic near you. For spread-the-wealth reasons, this list was restricted to songs from albums that did not make the Top 50 cut. As for......
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Mean Snacks and Monkey Shit

Some artists need to invent a persona; others are formed (and informed) by interesting life experience. George Saunders, a onetime Ayn Rand–reading geophysicist, is today a pop culture–loving Buddhist and Syracuse University professor. In light of his background, it is not particularly surprising that his fiction portrays America’s empire-building and......