Category Archives: Rant

In which I rant about something that bothers me.

Criticizing the Critics

Once upon a time, I got so appalled by reading ill-informed, ignorant arts criticism in the press that I considered making a ‘zine dedicated to criticizing the critics. I wanted to treat their critiques to the same scrutiny they dealt … Continue reading >>

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A Tea Party History Lesson

If they weren’t endangering my Republic, I’d find these people silly. Sadly, they are a force I must reckon with, due to how many people seem to have an 1830’s vision of America that they want to force on the … Continue reading >>

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Harry Potter and the Full Frontal Nudity

So next month Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter movies, will appear onstage at London’s Gielgud Theatre as Alan Strang in Peter Shaffer’s Equus. When this was announced months back, I was impressed by his moxie. It’s an incredibly … Continue reading >>

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The Da Vinci Code

I read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code a couple of years ago and found it a fun book. The characters are types, the prose is pedestrian, but I likes me a good conspiracy theory. Admittedly, there’s nothing orignal about … Continue reading >>

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Hussein Fails to Best Bush

Prosecutors in Saddam Hussein’s trial presented documents today linking the former dictator directly to the executions of 148 people. Though an impressive tally, it leaves him four short of the 152 executions George W. Bush presided over during his six … Continue reading >>

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