For better or worse, pop culture and the movies are big news this week,as our contributors take a closer look at our relationship with the things we read and watch. In Jonathan Lowe’s witty “The Secret History of Walter Mitty,” he takes us on a...Read More
It’s tonight again, presently well past midnight, and I have accomplished as much as anyone can in one day, am now too tired to read anything, and unfortunately, have no new movies to watch, so must relegate myself to this— the endless saga, more boring than an Andy Warhol...Read More
They said I couldn’t be a real superhero because my breasts were too small and unperky. I could never fit the required uniform, and my hip-to-waist ratio didn’t conform to the fever pitch of the modern fan-boy’s favorite four-color dreams (not to mention that...Read More
is clearly an ACME creation, arrived in pieces, with manual translatable to coyote. Three cliffs with tenuous ledges and a canyon trail clicked. Tab A’s into slot B’s completed ideal spot for high-speed avian ambush. Warning! Elevation: dangerous. The vertical rise distorts...Read More
The movie starring Ben Stiller tells the story of Walter Mitty, whose daydreams constitute his secret life. The story is from James Thurber, an iconic humorist who died in 1961, leaving behind a passel of great yet mostly forgotten cartoons and essays in The New Yorker, plus...Read More
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