“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
We watch sports for a variety of reasons. To revel in the thrill of head-to-head competition. To marvel at the athleticism. To root for the home team, in which we have somehow […]
by Michael Tracey It isn’t just that there is an appetite for scandal, sex, sleaze, death narratives, it is also that feeding such appetites can be very profitable. The fact is that […]
by Michael Tracey “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland So on to the really interesting part: what has it all meant, what […]
There’s good news and bad news about Blackwater. Which would you like first?
It’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone, as the man says…. It hasn’t been nearly so placid in Moyock, NC, home of Blackwater, USA, unregulated killers for hire primary security services […]
Certain of us on this planet have it tough – how many would love us if we were great white sharks? Black mambas? Box jellyfish? Too, too few, one suspects. So it […]
There’s a now (rightly) forgotten “war film” from the 1950’s called Kiss Them for Me that stars Cary Grant and Ray Walston as Navy fliers on leave during WWII. It’s a slight […]
Iraqi government pulls Blackwater’s license…for now, anyway…now, what to do with all that firepower…?
The Iraqi “government” (well, that’s what the Bush administration calls it, but then they call themselves a government, too, so there we are) has expelled Blackwater Security from its job to commit […]
By Martin Bosworth The New York Times broke the story this morning: Alberto Gonzales is resigning. The fact that this is happening bright and early on a Monday morning makes me think […]