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In Arms’ Way: Golda’s Balcony and Moth, reviewed.

I review Golda’s Balcony, William Gibson’s 2003 solo play about the life of Israeli Prime Minister 

In Arms’ Way: Golda’s Balcony and Moth, reviewed.

I review Golda’s Balcony, William Gibson’s 2003 solo play about the life of Israeli Prime Minister 

John Stockwell’s Kid Cannabis is a pretty good comedy about the intersection of youth and…

John Stockwell’s Kid Cannabis is a pretty good comedy about the intersection of youth and vice and enterprise and a so-so true-crime movie and a reasonably good coming-of-age flick.

John Stockwell’s Kid Cannabis is a pretty good comedy about the intersection of youth and…

John Stockwell’s Kid Cannabis is a pretty good comedy about the intersection of youth and vice and enterprise and a so-so true-crime movie and a reasonably good coming-of-age flick.

"Help yourself" box of CDs in the lobby: Big Star, Nick Drake, KIND OF BLUE. Maybe this mystery donor has reissues?

"Help yourself" box of CDs in the lobby: Big Star, Nick Drake, KIND OF BLUE. Maybe this mystery donor has reissues?

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The same weekend I saw both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Raid 2 — prompting this piece for NPR Monkey See — my pal Glen Weldon showed me the mostly-animated G.I. Joe episode of Community. The show got a lot of mileage out of the fact that nobody every got killed in that war cartoon, wherein an elite American military unit fought a uniformed army of terrorists with ray guns. 

The G.I. Joe comic book, meanwhile, took a realistic approach to firearms. Characters sometimes got killed, too, although not very often. It didn’t get me hooked on guns, thankfully, but it got me hooked on comics. It was pretty clearly a gateway drug to more sophisticated depictions of violence in movies and TV.

Please Hammer Girl Don’t Hurt ‘Em: The Raid 2 and the Flat Circle of Cinema Violence The same weekend I saw both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Raid 2 — prompting…
"When you’re out of Schlitz, circa 1990 Alec Baldwin, you’re out of beer."

"When you’re out of Schlitz, circa 1990 Alec Baldwin, you’re out of beer."

Phones used to be way more suspenseful.

Phones used to be way more suspenseful.

Touchable: No God, No Master, reviewed.

Terry Green’s low-budget, high-ambition Prohibition-era conspiracy thriller No God, No Master isn’t quite The Untouchables, but then again, what it?

Touchable: No God, No Master, reviewed.

Terry Green’s low-budget, high-ambition Prohibition-era conspiracy thriller No God, No Master isn’t quite The Untouchables, but then again, what it?

Birthday Suit: Elevator Repar Service’s Arguendo, reviewed.

I reviewed Arguendo, Elevator Repair Service’s comic treatment of a 1991 Supreme Court case that no longer seems momentous if ever it did, for the Washington City Paper.

Birthday Suit: Elevator Repar Service’s Arguendo, reviewed.

I reviewed Arguendo, Elevator Repair Service’s comic treatment of a 1991 Supreme Court case that no longer seems momentous if ever it did, for the Washington City Paper.

Dinner ‘til Thursday.

Dinner ‘til Thursday.

There’s no gym like no gym.

There’s no gym like no gym.