Purity & Invention: a Claude Sautet Retrospective

. From August 1-9 this summer, The Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted a long overdue retrospective of the films of Claude Sautet (1924-2000). Probably best known to younger, more contemporary audiences for his late flowering of 1990s films Un Coeur en Hiver (A Heart in Winter) and Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (Nelly and Mr. Arnaud), Sautet established […]

FOX News: Because we really are assholes and so full of shit it comes out of our mouths

Why don’t they just call for the Restoration already and be done with it? It really is so liberating to come out of the closet. SNAP. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Crisis in Dairyland – For Richer and Poorer – Teachers and Wall Street www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full […]

The GOP’s “Systematic Assault” on Middle Class Americans & Unions

The statement of Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) on the floor of the House this morning. The truth in five minutes. Related articles GOP govs show Obama no love (politico.com) GOP Attacks on Unions are Bad Short-Term Politics, But is There a Long-Term Goal? (elections.firedoglake.com)

The Conventional National Convention II

A convention is not the conventional. A convention is a rule, a standard, a procedure and its meaning. The conventional is the loss of meaning. It is a practice stripped of its purpose, a rule worn by time and unconsciousness of its originating intent. The origin of the conventional, like that of the convention from […]