Who is the 2003 Media Man of the Year?
This year, in an era devoted to idea distortion and digital degradation, we cite the exception: a 55-year-old comedian cross-referenced in the Indiana Biography Index under “wise guy,” and they weren’t wrong; whose idea was that TV should be better; who, fueled by a driven work Read More
Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, from a screenplay
by Mr. Anderson and Owen Wilson, emerges as the director’s most ambitious film
to date, with less of the wacky criminality of Bottle Rocket (1996) and even less of the adolescent ego-tripping
of Rushmore (1998). In the
ever-expanding roster of twerp filmmakers, Mr. Anderson is now located Read More
The right wing in this country would die for their guns, while some of the rest of us do just that. They are jingoists down to the bone, and their patriotism has always smacked of smug, clichéd cliquishness to me. But the peace movement shaking its mothballed, tie-dyed head before our very eyes is a Read More