<i>If these so called "white liberals" are already of the opinion that racism is still real and deeply seated in society's institutions and needs to be rooted out through active policy making instead of passively waiting for racists to die off, how much impact would knowing the local history of racism have on… » 1/21/15 6:01pm 1/21/15 6:01pm

Also, sure, why not? It's not the cop's job to punish a robber for assault, it's his job to arrest him with minimal loss of life and harm. If the best way to do that is to let him go and catch up with him later, then obviously that's what he should do. » 11/26/14 9:47am 11/26/14 9:47am

Christopher Durang and the Court of Cannibals

Christopher Durang – America's most beloved author of community theater audition monologues – has a new play called Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. In 2013 it won the Tony Award for Outstanding New Play. It won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Production, the Drama League Award for Best… » 3/31/14 7:00pm 3/31/14 7:00pm

Man, the apocalypse is going to be so fucking weird, when there's nothing left but these things floating around in the ruins of civilization, replaying the sounds of the long-deceased. » 3/08/14 11:59am 3/08/14 11:59am

I think the persistent tragedy of Zack Snyder is that he desperately wants to make movies that are thoughtful, politically sharp, and feminist, but also he is an idiot. » 3/07/14 4:43pm 3/07/14 4:43pm

I used to live in Bed-Stuy. Once I saw a man chase another man down the street with a shovel, but on the other hand they have a food there called The Doubles, which is this kind of chewy pastry with chickpea curry and mango salsa and pepper sauce and it is the best fucking food in the world. » 3/01/14 10:14pm 3/01/14 10:14pm

It always seems weird to me that people accuse Dylan Farrow of writing the article for attention. Wasn't she living in Florida under an assumed name? What is the pathology that Maslin imagines, that a person is going to go for ten or fifteen years scrupulously avoiding attention, changing her name, living… » 2/21/14 6:31pm 2/21/14 6:31pm

Yes. Also, I am the one who personally cancelled <I>Firefly</i>. Not even because I had that much of a problem with it, but because as a network executive, I am oath-bound to increase the amount of misery and human suffering in the world whenever possible, and I knew cancelling this show would make some people very… » 2/15/14 2:21pm 2/15/14 2:21pm

I expect there was some debate as to whether is friends would roll on him. If they hadn't, he MIGHT have been able to get away with it on the grounds that no one could prove anything. » 2/01/14 6:25pm 2/01/14 6:25pm

Hahaha, ill-bred? What? You are not seriously a person talking to another human being in the 21st century as though breeding is something that I ought to be interested in? Heavens, what will grandpa Ezekiel Worthington say at the next meeting of the yacht club once he hears about this? To think his descendants… » 1/26/14 6:28pm 1/26/14 6:28pm

In the Army, when you train to fight, the motto is "Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast." This applies to basically anything — if you spend a lot of time practicing badly (i.e., fast and sloppy), you're going to get very good at playing badly. » 1/23/14 2:59pm 1/23/14 2:59pm

Yeah, right? What crazy mixed-up world do we live in, where Maleficent says, "There is an evil in this world", and she's talking about something other than herself? » 1/20/14 7:36am 1/20/14 7:36am

Yeah, but it turns out you are wrong, though, because their stance on being closed on the weekends is just what earned them a whole bunch of new customers. » 12/15/13 12:14pm 12/15/13 12:14pm

This is why you are not cut out to speak with other human beings in the world. Humans, with our natural aptitude for communication and intuitive grasp of meaning and nuance, are able to recognize when we are telling jokes. » 11/09/13 1:50pm 11/09/13 1:50pm