This week the cinephile community is focused on AFI Fest, but here are some other special event films we recommend:
Friday, Nov. 2
Women have made giant leaps in history, but every so often someone tries to put them in a binder. Oprah-approved doc Miss Representation explores the correlation betwe ... More >>
What is it that fascinates about Up w/ Chris Hayes, MSNBC's almost one-year-old alternative to weekend talking-points pitstops Face The Nation and Meet The Press? Is it that the bespectacled former go-to stand-in for Rachel Maddow with the enviably dewy complexion seems to genuinely care about drawi ... More >>
It is said that one shouldn't speak ill of the dead. No proverb, however, seems to proscribe writing about the dead with a dark, cutting sense of humor and a jaundiced appraisal of their worldly accomplishments.
Mourning Remembrance: A Collection of Mocking Obituaries Ripped From the Headlines is t ... More >>
Who said, "I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain." If you answered "Lily Tomlin," you win a trip to Beverly Hills for the Paley Center retrospective "She's Making Media: Lily Tomlin."
When she first gained fame in the late '60s on Laugh-In (look it up, kids), ... More >>
For the past three years, Christwire.org creators Bryan Butvidas and Kirwin Watson have come off sounding like the bastard sons of Ted "Kill It and Grill It" Nugent with their right-wing rhetoric on gays, liberals and foreigners. Most followers eventually caught onto the joke, as did major media out ... More >>
From left to right, student activist Devanshi Patel, Spaceballs actress and activist Daphne Zuniga and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel NewsomLast night's screening of Miss Representation at the Paley Center wasn't merely a screening. It couldn't be, in the same way watching Food Inc. or Waiting for ... More >>
ChristwireThe mega-trollers, in costume as Bryan Blake and Mike WatsonChristwire.org is a joke. IT'S NOT REAL. Not a genuine bone in its blogroll. (Except for when they also fool their Christian freelancers.)
Every day, the two dudes who run Christwire read hundreds of your angry comments a ... More >>
Joan NathanIn the first part of our conversation with Joan Nathan, we drove around the hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, (via speakerphone) of this award-winning cookbook writer and authority on all things Jewish cuisine, as she explained who loves matzo in France (apparently everybody), ... More >>