Moving crap from one corner of my garage to another a couple weekends ago, I set my eyes for the first time in years on an OC Weekly cover tied to a story I'd written. It was an illustration of Ronald Reagan with the headline "The President Who Created Punk Rock" (or something like that; I'm too laz ... More >>
Obvious, if totally justified, comparisons to Catch-22 abound in reviews of Ben Fountain's new and completely satisfying novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Sure, it's funny, surreal, rich in the gallows humor of the absurdity that is war and, to be clear, this war in particular. But to Mr. Bib's ... More >>
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
Spiderwick, Spiderwick, does whatever a Spiderwick does...
“And what exactly might that be?” I hear you inquire.
In short: Entertain. THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, aside from its blatant CG, is a charming throwback to all those Spielberg-produced kid movies of the '80s. ... More >>