The Brutal Grace of Flannery O’Connor

The Brutal Grace of Flannery O'Connor

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Southern writer, Flannery O’Connor. Below is a recording of her reading her short story, A Good Man Is Hard To Find. “I am tired of reading reviews that call A Good Man Is Hard to Find brutal and sarcastic,” Miss O’Connor wrote before her death. “Grace changes us and change More...

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By Robert Maley On Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – 1968

Ever wonder why Jimi Hendrix is still considered the greatest rock guitarist ever? Newly unearthed footage of The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing “Foxey Lady” at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival should More...

By Robert Maley On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Mad Men: Truth in Advertising

Watching the first season of Mad Men was like flipping through a dozen John Cheever short stories: three martini lunches, chasing the secretary around the desk and then home to the wife and kids in the suburbs. More...

By Robert Maley On Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Groupies: A Love Story

“Do you have the clap?” This charming pickup line is slurred by English musician, Luther Grovesnor, to an overeager groupie named Lixie in the notorious 1970 documentary, Groupies. “Yes,” she admits over More...

By Robert Maley On Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
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John Wayne Refutes Keynesiansm

Here is an excerpt from an insightful interview that John Wayne gave in 1975. In it, he discusses his aversion to liberals, socialism and John Maynard Keynes. His main criticism of liberals is that they don’t More...

By Paul Bianco On Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
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Don’t Believe the Hollywood Spin, Han Shot First.

The latest liberal – conservative controversy revolves around Han Solo’s shooting bounty hunter Greedo at the Mos Eisley Cantina in the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the original movie, More...

By Robert Maley On Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Christopher Hitchens: Courage to be Contrarian

The passing of Christopher Hitchens this week leaves a deep intellectual hole in the English speaking world. A contrarian by nature, he first made his mark as an anti-imperialist Trotskyite of the 1968 stripe before breaking More...

By The Editors On Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Almost Free at Last. Runaway Slaves Leaving the Dem’s Liberal Plantation

Herman Cain may or may not be qualified to be President of the United States, but if experience is the criteria, surely he has more than the current occupant did when he ran in 2008.  What is clear, however, is More...

By Robert Maley On Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Pin the Tail on the Nazi

Susan Sarandon is an attractive and intelligent actress whose work I much admire, but when she pipes in on politics, as she did recently by calling the current pope a Nazi, I think to myself; “Oh boy, is she a More...

By Andrew Ryan On Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Why You Should Watch Californication:

A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.  That is the simple tag line from the IMDB website describing Californication.  More...