Archive for May, 2006

“We Call it Life”

Friday, May 26th, 2006

FactCheck.org on those “Competitive Enterprise Institute” (i.e., oil companies) TV spots intended to counter Al Gore’s new film and book.

“Stamp Out Pervasive Commercialism”

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Just a short piece from the *Huffington Post* about a subject that’s been nagging at me lately — not the stamps, particularly, but the larger issue of business worming its way into the public sphere and, almost unnoticed, planting and cultivating a corporate value system among individuals.

Gay Talese on Writing

Monday, May 15th, 2006

A somewhat unconventional view of the process and the profession in this era of corporatized creativity.

Some Kind Words About Hard Time

Friday, May 12th, 2006

From Steven Grant’s Permanent Damage column this week: \*   \*   \* HARD TIME #2-5 by Steve Gerber, Mary Skrenes & Brian Hurtt, 32 pg color comics ([email protected]) I still can’t quite warm up to Hurtt’s art, but it has grown more expressive, and the real show here is Gerber & Skrenes’ brutal prison drama/social drama. Teenage co-conspirator […]

Surveillance

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

You may be wondering why I haven’t written anything about our Proctident’s all-time low poll numbers or the administration’s purchase of ordinary Americans’ privacy from the phone companies. Two reasons: 1. I don’t believe in gloating. 2. I’m not sure that anything’s really changed among the electorate. Time and time again, we’ve seen that it […]

Q&A on Hard Time: Season 2 #6

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Jason Sacks, a participant in the Yahoo Howard the Duck Group, posted a message on that group with some questions about the story in Hard Time: Season 2 #6. I thought the readers of this blog might find our exchange interesting: \*   \*   \* Q: This issue seems to set up the final issue, “49 years later” […]

Truth, Justice & the American Way

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Nice to see that *someone’s* not totally cowed.

The Moussaoui Verdict

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

This was a very wise jury. If Zacarias Moussaoui was complicit by his silence in the 9/11 attacks, you don’t punish him by dispatching him to meet Allah. You deny him his martyrdom. You deny him his 72 virgins. You deny him every narcissistic desire that would, in his own mind, have made his existence […]

The New Masthead

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Can anybody *really* not tell what it is? Let me know.