What makes his Nobel speech a peculiar disgrace is that this talk of mass murder came from an open defender of Slobodan Milosevic. Pinter was an outspoken member of the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic, and told the Guardian: "I believe his arrest and detention by the international criminal tribunal… » 12/25/08 7:48pm 12/25/08 7:48pm

The whole genre was doomed when whatever contemporary author decided to give bloodsuckers community awareness and make them an above-ground minority group looking to be accepted (HBO's True Blood is X-Men, except Anna Paquin finally gets to hold hands and get laid). In this series "local legend" has it that the Cullens… » 11/15/08 11:10pm 11/15/08 11:10pm

In all seriousness, this is the worst thing McCain's done. I've watched my respect for the man erode steadily these past few weeks, but most of the disappointment could at least be confined to the realm of cynical presidential politicking. (Obama hasn't run a squeaky clean campaign either.) But this goes well beyond… » 10/14/08 9:33pm 10/14/08 9:33pm

A Troll Responds To The Times Magazine

"The more I study mathematics, physics, history and the natural world, the more I know that this reality is a construct created to test us." So you'll find in the LiveJournal lament of " weev » 8/01/08 4:06pm 8/01/08 4:06pm," one of the top trolls Mattathias Schwartz in this Sunday's (see ). Weev says his quotes on "philosophy" were taken out of context…

The Knitted Hitler Should Have Been Stopped At Munich

Well there goes the semiotic neighborhood. Rachel Matthews » 7/31/08 4:17pm 7/31/08 4:17pm, a "celebrity knitter," has kicked up quite a kerfuffle in the UK for writing a book on how to knit historical tyrants. She's got Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein and—because to leave him out would have been unable—Adolf Hitler. The ever excitable Abe Foxman of …