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The Worst People in America: Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson as symbol—a carefully constructed image of heroism and virtue undermined by a poorly concealed ugliness—is America. Not as we like to see ourselves, but as we truly are—primitive, bigoted, enthralled by superstitions, waving our flags in the blind certainty that we are the greatest race of beings that ever erected a colonnade or scribbled guidelines on a spool of parchment. Continue reading




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Showgirls Revisited: An Interview with Adam Nayman, author of “It Doesn’t Suck”

Editors Sean Beaudoin and J.M. Blaine discuss the train wreck that is (was?) the movie Showgirls with Adam Nayman, author of “It Doesn’t Suck.” Continue reading




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Gonzo Tubthumping, Getting Knocked Down And Getting Up Again

Danbert Nobacon on Chumbawamba and “Tubthumper,” war and peace, the axis of dissent, and how we can’t control responses to our art. Continue reading




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