Tag: Jon Cummings

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Rudy and the First Amendment, Part One

“Freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: Pop Goes My Heart — 10 Great Films About the Music Biz

Ladies and gentlemen, the best music-movie moment of 2007: kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/S0A7dtdc-nU" width="425"...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: “November” Spawns a Monster

“Why do they hate me?” wails Nathan Lane as the fictional (but not too fictional) President Charles H.P. Smith, early in David...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: John Hughes, Sixteen Candles, and a Kiss … of Death

If you were a GenXer coming of age in the 1980s, moviegoing meant heavy doses of Harrison Ford, too much Tom Cruise, an occasional journey...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The Bush Administration’s Funny Games

Py Korry’s excellent piece the other day about the John Woo torture memo got me thinking about, of all things, a movie trailer that...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Will Hollywood Matter in 2008?

“Who cares what I think? I’m not the president. I’m just a storyteller, man.” So says Bob Dylan — or, at...