This week offered Mr. Bib a walk down Memory Lane, if perhaps other people's memories, and the opportunity to recall Claire Spark's observation that a long memory is indeed the most radical idea in American history. Or maybe even a short one. Encouraged by a comment from a reader suggesting that the ... More >>
Today I offer a frustratingly joyful--if joyfully frustrated--celebration of a book which seems to have been written just for you, by which I mean me, us. It arrives to meet a need, answer a desire. It's impossible, finally, for The Bibliofella not to share without also going on and on, and in this ... More >>
Okay, no staff here, just me and the fambly back in the East Bay for an overnight visit, taking in the San Francisco Mime Troupe in Oakland, eating Cheeseboard Collective pizza out on the median strip on Shattuck Avenue, maybe having breakfast with poet-friend and political mentor Al Young at Saul's ... More >>
Clint Eastwood delivers an inspired take on a giant of the 20th century
OnDVD: Reds: 25th Anniversary Edition
'The War Within: Dissent During Crisis in America'
'Something happens when we cross the borderwe forget our sense of humor and become too literal'
'What male doesnt want to be sexually objectified?'
UCI profs book could be the real roadmap to peace
As home to the country's largest concentration of Vietnamese-Americans, any story about Vietnam is liable to generate strong opinions in OC. But regardless of how one feels about the current government of Vietnam, I think we can all agree that a story in today's Long Beach Press-Telegram shows that, ... More >>
Steve Earle / Alison Moorer
Denys Arcands The Barbarian Invasions brings redemption to the reckoning
How to live during the summer of our discontent
You can sit on irony, but its hard and unyielding
Le Tigre has the roller-skate jams
Weekly satire sets liberals afire
Scabs and Raiders on Labor Day weekend