I didn’t know Adam Yauch. I never met him, or even spotted him in traffic or standing in line at a coffee shop in L.A. But when I read the news of Yauch’s passing last Friday, I crumbled. That afternoon, I drove over to the studio where his band recorded Check Your Head and Ill Communication, just a couple of miles from my apartment, and laid flowers by the back stairs. That … [Read more...] about Gratitude
The premise of Eureka is that, once upon a time, Einstein and Truman made a secret deal to build a town where the world's awesomest scientists would all live, breed, collaborate, and build Weapons of Mass Destruction in an underground bunker beneath what appears to be stock footage of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Of course, this all leads to wacky hijinks and the … [Read more...] about Eureka!
FOX's new crime drama, The Inside was created by Tim Minear, the man the Weekly Standard calls "one of the five best minds in television," and Howard Gordon (24) who is likely one of the unnamed other four. The show has been described by its creators and dozens of reviewers as television's answer to Silence of the Lambs. Clarice Starling lost a lamb. The Inside's Rebecca Locke … [Read more...] about Gurl Interrupted: The Inside’s Special Agent Rebecca Locke
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm a lifelong Democrat, and I'm voting for John Kerry. That said, I briefly considered voting for Bush while at the Joss Whedon Fundraiser for Kerry, High Stakes 2004. It's not that I don't have a lot of love for Joss Whedon or John Kerry, it's just that I'm infuriatingly contrary. If I'm in a room full of people who all agree that something … [Read more...] about High Stakes Hootenanny
The sadly canceled FOX caustic-romantic-dramedy Wonderfalls is now available on DVD. I'm here to tell you why to watch, and why, despite the press' comparisons, this is so not Joan of Arcadia. There is no god. There is no message in morality. No one asks any tough questions about why the kid in the wheelchair can't walk, and why there's a serial murderer running loose. There … [Read more...] about Wonderfalls: Fall In