A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers
Cinema Orange, the intriguing collaboration between Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Film Festival, on Thursday kicks off its summer and fall lineup of documentaries that celebrate art, architecture, design and cultural icons. All five films are undoubtedly awesome, but what most e ... More >>
Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
Some small books suggest big ambitions and demand disproportionately urgent attention. Understatement isn't always what is appears to be, important writing arrives in small packages, the medium really is sometimes the message. Like that. William Kotzwinkle's perfect little novel Swimmer in the Secre ... More >>
Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg ably fill the 16th president's hat
Just returned from a weekend reunion of lifelong friends, political comrades and good eggs. We were young together once, and lived in tents on the lawn at UCLA, doing everybody's best to politicize other students and faculty, and talk the UC Regents into divesting from racist, apartheid So ... More >>
Perhaps one of Orange County's most incongruous moments happened the evening of Aug. 26, 2009, when George McGovern and the now-late Gore Vidal entertained a packed house at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda--yes, that Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ... More >>
Scholars might point to the vast video collection of interviews with Richard Nixon White House officials as the crowning glory of Timothy Naftali's five-year reign as executive director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.For the rest of us, Naftali will be remembered ... More >>
"One lie I corrected was this big."Timothy Naftali, the George H.W. Bush biographer and respected historian the National Archives chose to run the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda after the disgraced 37th president's loyalists from a private foundation first built and operated the ... More >>
The Richard Nixon Presidential Museum and Library in Yorba Linda is gay, gay, gay.That's what New Yorkers must believe after recent pieces in their most venerable publications, The New Yorker and the New York Times.
Photo by Christopher Victorio George McGovern (left) listens to Gore Vidal's introduction at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.Legends of liberalism Gore Vidal and George McGovern were the honored guests at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Y ... More >>
Transitions: Robert Pokorny
Julian Cope, You Gotta Problem With Me (Head Heritage)
OC Peace Bus
Filmmakers of Vietnam-era DISSENT documentaries see parallels to Iraq War
After a corrupt Congressional electoral committee declared Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate and the actual winner of the election, left politics and, as Gore Vidal delicately put it, "retired to private life and to t ... More >>
Legs McNeil gatecrashes the other Hollywood
Thinking about Deep Throat
Artists are Americans, too, You Jackasses
Joan Didions insiders guide to the insiders
Dragging around the ghost limbs of severed relationships
'Jesus, Santa, that wasnt nice!
Were voting for Nader. We think.
Radioactive Beagles Here? Sure!
A baton to the ribs, winos and great weather!
Chris Burden is Terribly Deep, or could be