Daily Archive: July 31, 2013

What Kind of Film is Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium

Mordecai Wiczyk of Media Rights Capital thinks that Elysium has an insurance policy to help boost ticket sales despite its disadvantages (including an R rating, no 3D version, etcetera). That potential upside is the relatability of the...

A Couple Items On eBooks

The problematic ones are the ones that are well-written but boring. It’s those that you realize half-way through that you only half-care what happens next.

Split Decision

Bradley Manning — convicted criminal. Whether he’s a martyr or a fool has yet to be determined.

Paul Wells on Keystone, Barack Obama and Stephen Harper

At Maclean’s, Paul Wells looks at President Obama’s talk about the Keystone pipeline, as well as Prime Minster Harper’s actions, to try to determine just what the hell the PM is up to. Over at Politico...

A New Kind of Grand Bargain

Alex Pareene noticed this, too, but something I wanted to highlight is the fact that the president’s calling his new proposal — a cut to corporate tax rates in exchange for using the freed-up money...

“Picking the man and then searching the law books”

Two weeks ago, the Justice Department issued a public notice inviting applicants “‘to refer anyone who had any information’ that might build a case against [George] Zimmerman for either a civil rights violation or...

Keepin’ It Unreal

The Mad Science of Hip-Hop: Party Music Gets Experimental.