Monthly Archives: April 2015

Garry Trudeau: Polk Award Winner, Disgusting Human Being

Every so often someone disgusts me. Charlie Hebdo dead, Vilks in hiding, Hedegaard shot, Rehman firebombed, Nekschot vanished, Molly Norris fled, Kurt Westergaard attacked by an Islamic axeman… But Garry Trudeau is on stage congratulating himself on “afflicting the comfortable”. … Continue reading

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A Highly Dubious Theory That Purports To Explain Southern Californian Culture In A Nutshell

Pilates, juicing, hot yoga, paleo, gluten free, homeopathy, acupuncture, ionized bracelets, pole dancing workouts, acacia berries. If there is a health craze in existence, it has taken root in the Los Angeles Valley. I used to think this was so … Continue reading

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The Ecstasy of Mark Halperin

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence.” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote. “I want the pleasure of losing it again.” It’s from This Side of Paradise and remains one of my favorite lines from the genre that includes Look Homeward Angel, … Continue reading

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