No Spoilers

David Bowie wrote and recorded this song while he was busy dying of cancer. When I first heard it, I couldn’t figure it out. You’re dying, man. You’re giving everything away whether you want to or not. Even you, with your Grammys and your personal museum and your own ISP, cannot take it with you. … Continue reading No Spoilers

Andrew Garfield Is My Spiritual Director

ME: Wow—Hacksaw Ridge and now Silence—Andrew Garfield is my spiritual director. MY SPOUSE: “With great power comes great responsibility.” That’s a joke. Andrew Garfield is not my spiritual director. Though if you’re reading this, Mr. Garfield, you’re awesome. Love the eyebrows. But seriously: following an interestingly mixed career that swung (sorry) from The Social Network … Continue reading Andrew Garfield Is My Spiritual Director

Earthlings on Fire

Crash Course for the Ravers Album: Earthling (1997) Prior Level of Acquaintance: Moderate Three-Word Review: new, redeeming, frustrating I’m afraid I can’t help it I’m afraid I can This is how I heard the refrain from ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’ when I first listened to it a decade ago while undergoing a root canal. In … Continue reading Earthlings on Fire