The Road (to “The Hobbit”) Goes Ever On… and On…

By the beard of Gandalf, the battle between New Line and Peter Jackson has taken a dramatic turn...Whether this is good news or bad news for those hoping to see Jackson direct The Hobbit, it's hard to say.But it probably does mean that the movie is not going to happen anytime soon. And the more years that pass, the less likely it is that we'll see Ian Holm in the title role. (Since we're told that Bilbo did not age -- visibly, at least -- during the years of his possession of the One … [Read more...]

TIME: “Why Christopher Hitchens is Wrong About Billy Graham” (plus, a YouTube bonus)

Good for TIME Magazine.The odd thing about Hitchens' attack is not that he assaults an ailing icon — that's both his specialty and his right — but that the evidence he cites actually proves him wrong.And while we're on the subject: … [Read more...]

20 Years Later, Steven Wright has His Second Album

When I was a teenager, I memorized Steven Wright's first comedy album: I Have a Pony.He has a new album this week.It's called I Still Have a Pony.¬† … [Read more...]


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