Monthly Archives: February 2010

Bill Hicks R.I.P.

Comedian Bill Hicks died 16 years ago today at the age of 32. This is my attempt at a tribute. HICKS AND I It’s fitting that my introduction to Bill Hicks came in the form of an angry 300 pound … Continue reading

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Attention Deficit: The TV Set (2006)

Attention Deficit is a feature highlighting films, books, or TV shows that, for one reason or another, never got the audience they deserved. Last year, while reading the excellent book And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers About … Continue reading

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How the Bechdel Test could save the Oscars

For the uninitiated, The Bechdel Rule, or the Bechdel Test, is a way of judging movies based on the following criteria: 1) there are at least two named female characters, who 2) talk to each other about 3) something other … Continue reading

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Don't fear the Yelper

It shouldn’t be that surprising what side Inc. magazine took in the battle of Yelp vs. Small Business Owners. That’s what they – and any other specialty magazine – are there for, after all. They exist to address the concerns, … Continue reading

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