Back in the Day Cafe #1

One of the minor plot points of the movie Pulp Fiction, is that the wallet carried by Jules Winnfield is adorned with three powerful words… Bad. Motha. Fucka. When Jules first mentions this to the Tim Roth character, he seems to think it’s a joke. When prompted, he finds the wallet, and seems a bit […]

Hyper-Realism and Cognitive Dissonance – OR: Why Alex Ross Must Be Stopped! Part 2

Welcome back, restrooms on the left, emotional baggage claim on the right! Last time around, I was ruminating about the things that have begun, over time, to bother me about the work of superstar comic artist/painter Alex Ross. Feel free to pop out and check part 1. I’ll wait… Okay, you back? Are you sitting […]

Enjoy The Silence 8

I just want my country back… Today we live in a society that is more generous than it’s ever been in history. How many world leaders pre 20th Century would give millions in aid to developing and impoverished states? I doubt many would have given a damn. Today’s world leaders are about peace and equality […]

WWE 2004: Year In Review

(Written on January 3, 2005) Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) remained the top professional wrestling organization in 2004. This column is going to be the “Best and Worst of 2004” of the WWE. This was a year of up and downs for Vince McMahon and company. Wrestlemania XX saw the crowning of Chris Benoit […]