• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 18-24, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 973

News

  • Buy David Gest's Stuff

    According to a story in The Independent David Gest will be auctioning off his large collection of memorabilia. Among the items up for bid are the gold disc for the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction," sheet music signed by the Four Tops, and a pair of Beatles' sneakers...

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Music

  • Are the Pipettes the Next Big Thing?

    "We are the Pipettes," sing the Pipettes by way of introduction. "If you haven't noticed yet, we're the prettiest girls you've ever met."

    A prefab girl group not unlike the Shangri-La's or the Spice Girls, the Pipettes rock matching polka-dot dresses, horn-rimmed glasses, lacquered make-up, and cute nicknames (Gwenno, Rosay, and RiotBecki) as a means of repackaging prepunk sounds for post-punk audiences ...

Politics

  • Quoth the Gadfly: Why Are We Still in Vietnam...er, Iraq?

    The mantra of the Vietnam era, equally applicable to the current era, was most poignantly revealed in a song by the group known as Country Joe and the Fish. The chorus of their song "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die" included the question "And it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for..." My question is: Joe, where are you now that we need you?
  • Dick Morris Hearts Huckabee

    On realclearpolitics.com, former Clinton political advisor Dick Morris calls former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee the Christian right's last survivor.

    When it comes to abortion, Morris points out that Mitt Romney has flip-flopped back and forth; Fred Thompson was once paid to lobby for the weakening of anti-abortion regulations, and that has left Huckabee ...

  • No Lame Duck He, Bush Quacks On as Dems Turn Tail

    Sez Cheri Delbrocco: "You aren't lame when you're getting your way on everything. At a press conference this week, instead of quacking like a duck, he was strutting like a peacock, and warning the world of how relevant he still is. The Decider Guy is dancing with the stars." Cheri's Mad as Hell about it.

Sports

  • A Modest Proposal for a New Holiday

    Why close schools, government offices, even banks(!) for a lousy baseball game? Because leisure, friends, is what Americans do. National Baseball Day would be a reminder that Americans work not to pay bills, but to play.

Theater

Film/TV

  • Lost

    Into the Wild tracks the true story of a privileged dropout.

Opinion

Food & Wine

  • Say Cheese

    For the Tanners of Bonnie Blue Farm, a retirement filled with work and goats.
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