I've been dreading discussing this topic for years. Roger Ebert's passing today brings an end to his prolific writing and thinking, and his relentless promotion of the values of kindness and honesty. Go »
Empathy in Cinema
Movies are a literal medium, right? Unlike the interpretive nature of books, where a hundred people can read the same story and picture a hundred different versions of it in their minds' eyes, what you see on film is what you get. Media is a means to i Go »
Funeratic Turns 20
What do you get a website for its bidecennial? I wanted to get it another GooCon, but my fall has been too busy. Discussing the milestone will have to do. Go »
A Mother of a Problem
Yesterday's Literature goo created a number of problems. I couldn't find an image of the two women together (or even a decent pair of separate portraits that I could combine in Photoshop), and I didn't want to leave them out of the theme because, as far a Go »
You want to know what's disgusting? This is disgusting. Go »
Child Star Children
It seems young Jamie-Lynn Spears shares her sister's talent for controversy as much as pop stardom. While any young mother-to-be has my sympathy for what must be a daunting situation, I don't mourn the loss of her career. Go »
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