Amy Sedaris: Making Crazy so Cute

It’s hard to put my finger on my obsession with Amy Sedaris. You first probably met Amy as Jerri Blank on Strangers with Candy, a forty-six year-old high school freshman—a boozer, a user, and a loser. Maybe, it wasn’t love at first sight, but it was clo… more »

Don’t Feed the Monster

If movies have taught us anything, it’s not love or music or beauty that soothes the savage beast, but candy… sweet, sweet candy. It seems like just about any monster can be tamed with as little as a bar of chocolate. But what is it about candy? Do mo… more »

The Last Starfighter and Other Videogame Careers

The Last Starfighter is best know for, besides dazzling special effects (they’re timeless, I tell ya! Timeless!), for giving gamers hope, for giving gamers a reason to keep on gaming. You weren’t wasting your time at an arcade, you were training for th… more »

The Multicultural Action Squad

A while back I read about some of the negative reactions to the minority characters in the Hunger Games film. It seems the nut of the “fan’s” argument was that the film would have been better if it was a little bit whiter in that they were expecting a t… more »

Hoop Schemes: Ed O’Bannon Sues Video Games

Ed O’Bannon has taken some time from his career of piling street junk into a beat up pickup truck to speak out against the NCAA. Actually, I think he might be a used car salesman, which is much better than getting paid million of dollars to dribble a ba… more »

My Lesbian Indie Crush: Tegan and Sara

When I first saw Tegan & Sara, I thought to myself, “I think I have a crush on them.” Then I thought, “And I think they might be lesbians.” As it turned out the indie pop rockers do happen to be lesbians, but it matters not to my crush–they’re cut… more »
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