One of the first great women in rock died Labor Day. Janis Martin, a rockabilly star of the 1950’s who retired in 1961 at age 21(!) only to come out of retirement […]
Pay attention. There will be a quiz later. You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the […]
By Martin Bosworth Over the weekend there was an interesting flap in literary circles–the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) went insane with copyright infringement notices against Scribd.com, an online document-hosting service, […]
Misguided University of Colorado response to campus stabbing: is it about safety or is it about litigation and the media?
On Monday, an incoming freshman at the University of Colorado was injured in a knife attack by a mentally ill former university employee. The student is fine, fortunately, and the assailant is […]
Our friends at Blackwater Security are creating their own air force. The company which provides “security solutions” by contract to the United States in Iraq (and is building bases in every coastal […]
Day. Week. Month. Year. Ever. > Barbra Streisand goes bra-less It’s like they’re not even trying anymore.
“Inca Roads,” to be precise. Here, have a plateful of genius… it’s Frank Zappa with Mothers of Invention George Duke, Tom Fowler, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Chester Thompson and the extra-amazing Ruth Underwood, […]
Lowes: Bill O’Reilly is nuts and we can’t support him; Home Depot: complaining about Bill O’Reilly harms the environment
A tale of two home improvement giants…. Daily Kos reports that Lowes, the giant home improvement retailer based in North Wilkesboro, NC, has pulled its advertising for The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly’s […]
One should never forget that dictatorships are inherently inefficient. Russia, now one of the world’s largest oil and gas suppliers, has made a great deal of cash out of the energy run. […]
The wait is over and the inevitable has happened: the University of Colorado yesterday formally dismissed Professor Ward Churchill. Interim President Hank Brown explained, in an open letter to the school’s donors: […]