Arts and Culture

Get Out of my Warlock Brain

why two and a half men can’t win, duh

  Until two weeks ago, I knew exactly three things about the Charlie Sheen: he’s Jed Bartlet’s son, Gordon Bombay’s brother, and Duckie’s on-screen counterpart. But after the violent eruption of all things Sheen following his controversial spate of televised, drug-induced outbursts, I can’t get the sunken-eyed drug addict with Adonis DNA off of my…

But, Grandmother, what terrible films you make!

putting the grim in grimm brothers

  It’s like Snow White, except Snow White actually does die at the end. Like Hansel and Gretel, except our pint-sized heroes are roasted and whipped up into a batch of succulent kid-kabobs with a side of meat sauce, Ratty-style. Twisted as it sounds, such scenes of gloom and gore would hardly be out of place in…

Of Mice and Men

Farewell to a Beloved Friend

  Perhaps, in childhood, you encountered an author who understood the unspoken yearnings of your little elementary schooler heart. Chubby, bespectacled, and as yet unaware of your crippling nerdhood, you disappeared into a literary world chock-full of swashbuckling adventure and characters who struck a chord of kinship in your soul. Brian Jacques created one such…

Get Your Flippy Floppies

lonely island drops beats like a boss

  It’s common for Top 40 Hits these days to address the pressing topics of the day: booty, alcohol as toothpaste, S&M. But rarely do artists acknowledge the absurdity of slow-burning club jam or giddy pop–rock. In this auto-tune wasteland, a comedy group called “The Lonely Island” has been a refreshing addition, revamping and revitalizing…

Wrestling with Men

questions for max posner

  CAN YOU CONCENTRATE ON THE BABY AT HAND? I’m not a placemat. How’s the G73 coming? Slowly, but awesome. Yes, I’m crazy—but none of the aforementioned utterances have anything to do with that. Rather, they are Max Posner’s handpicked favorite lines from his play, The Famished, which opens this weekend in the brand spanking new Granoff Center…