Movie Review: “St. Vincent”

During the first half of his long, storied career, I think it’s fair to say that Bill Murray, the acclaimed star of “St. Vincent,” has carved a nice niche for himself portraying characters that fit a certain comedic mold. Due to the fact that he wasn’t exactly blessed with the looks and muscles of… oh, more »


On “Gone Girl,” feminism and sociopathy

The following contains MAJOR SPOILERS regarding David Fincher’s, “Gone Girl.” Everything, including the ending and its plot twists, will be discussed. Consider yourself warned. Also, this article is for the fellas, and only the fellas. Ladies, this is not for you. You’ve been warned too. My dear chaps, This flick has a lot going on, more »

Everything you wanted to know about Twin Peaks (but were afraid to ask)

Two days ago, if you’d asked me whether or not a new season of ‘Twin Peaks’ was in the works, I would have laughed in your face. After all, David Lynch straight up said “[Twin Peaks] is as dead as a doornail.” Hell, it was beginning to look like that David Lynch would never set more »


How the Internet tricks smart people into believing everything they read

The other day I was offered a free flu shot here at the office and my initial reaction was, “Hell yeah, free immunization!” Then a co-worker told me she wasn’t getting it because it always makes her sick and another co-worker told me he “doesn’t believe in them.” This confused me and made me uncomfortable more »

Fin: Left Behind on Rosh Hashanah, Strong Takes on sports and secrets of ‘Night Calls’

I was invited this week to a press screening of the Nicolas Cage “Left Behind” movie- but wouldn’t you know it, it’s on Erev Rosh Hashanah. I suppose I’m in no position to complain, though. In fact, maybe I should be thanking them. The brilliant Twitter sports commentator known as @PFTCommenter has launched a new more »

Album sales are down and are never coming back. Here’s why that’s good.

There are few stories more annoying than the EXACT SAME ONE repeated over the last 15 years that “vinyl album sales are making a comeback!” (Hint: they never went away, at least in the indie rock and DJ world.) But I found one: “Album sales are down, OMG!” Well, no kidding. They’ve been going down since 2002. Guess what, too: They’re never coming back.

Obama “loses” Maureen Dowd, for the 15th time in five years

Did you read Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times over the weekend, when she took the controversial, cutting-edge position that President Obama plays too much golf? Did you conclude from that column that liberal president Obama has abruptly lost the support of liberal columnist Dowd, which means horrible, horrible things for the future more »

Why everything you know about Millennials is wrong

Hey, did you hear about the Millennials? “Suddenly, as you may have noticed, Millennials are everywhere.” That’s how the New York Times’ Sam Tanenhaus began his look at the Millennial Generation, which ran in the paper of record last weekend, published, at least in web form, with the strange headline  “Generation Nice: The Millennials Are more »


On Robin Williams, mental illness, and the media’s cluelessness about suicide

It’s been a week since the shocking, tragic passing of American icon Robin Williams, and everyone still seems at a loss when it comes to processing the circumstances of his death. Williams, a comedy legend of stage, screen, and television, took his own life at the age of 63 after a particularly severe bout of more »

Finally, Thought Catalog out-trolls itself

Speaking morally, ethically and aesthetically, Thought Catalog resembles less a website than a toilet. It’s a place where people drop off, with little effort, things which would have been better off flushed. The site, a lot of the time, is your usual listicle/clickbait monstrosity- as of this writing, the top two stories on the homepage are more »


“World’s Greatest Dad” and the death of Robin Williams

When Robin Williams passed away Monday night in an apparent suicide, fans and critics took to Twitter and various other social networks and web outlets to remember the late comic. I read fond remembrances of the many movies and shows Williams starred in, from his standup to Mork and Mindy to “The World According to more »

What’s up with the Robin Williams lovefest?

Robin Williams was without a doubt one of the greatest comedians and comic actors of all time. He also was one of the most mocked and criticized comedians and comic actors of all time.