The Pernicious Sexism and Racism of "Gravity"
It's good to see a film succeed hugely that doesn't feature one concussive explosion after another or giant monsters fighting giant robots. In some ways I'm as pleased as anyone that over the past month Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" has become a cultural phenomenon and almost ...read more
Kris Jenner in Biggest Divorce of Century, Obama Gets Celeb Help, and Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams 'Gravity'
When the news broke that Mumma Kardashian (aka Kris) and Bruce Jenner announced that they’ve decided to call it quits after 22 years, the world collectively and simultaneously shook with disbelief. Surely not them? Their marriage being effectively created from solid rock that ...read more
The Morning Banter: The End of the U.S., "Gravity" Soars, and Crüe Intentions
Another Monday is here so it's back to the grind with you. Here's a little reading material to keep you entertained while contemplating how sorry you are that the weekend's over. 1. The Beginning of the End You've probably figured out by now that any time Jonathan Chait has ...read more
The Morning Banter: Weiner Face-Off, Rise of the Machines, and Olbermann's Countdown To Unemployment
Here's a quick look at what you should be reading this Friday morning instead of trying to figure out ways to duck out of work early. 1. Player Hatin' Here's a shock: Anthony Weiner's poll numbers are plummeting in direct correlation with his likability and anyone's ...read more