Archive for June, 2009

I listen to a lot of music. Like A LOT of music, devouring albums like Shia LaBeouf ruins movies. And that’s a lot of fucking movies. Most of these records don’t last past the first listen. They get heard, I jot down some notes, and immediately file them away among artists like: Toddla T, Isis, […]


I first picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in the summer before my freshman year of college. I had dropped out of high school at 15, spent a year or so living in Nepal and experiencing the world1, got my GED at 16, murdered my SATs and was ready start college younger (and presumably, […]


by The Great White Gypsy Public Enemies – Directed by Michael Mann, Written by Michael Mann and Ronan Bennett I may not have liked Miami Vice, but Michael Mann is one of the best directors ever, and this epic 1930’s crime drama looks fantastic. The story of Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson has been portrayed […]


by The Great White Gypsy I wish you could’ve seen my expression last November, when I first read the Oscar nominees for 2008. I was appalled. Not only were certain films on the docket that didn’t deserve so much as an original song award, but what was almost completely absent was Sam Mendes’ gut wrenching […]


by The Great White Gypsy We’ve all been told about the dangers of meeting people online. The pedophiles, the perverts, the scams, the psychos. Some people just don’t listen. Others find exactly what they’re looking for. Such is the case in Downloading Nancy. Nancy (Maria Bello) is a housewife who suffers from mood disorders and […]


Infinite Summer

24Jun09

Summer is in full swing. The sun’s coming out more, people are busting out the shorts and flip-flops, the girls are rocking the sundresses. Summer is great. And if you’re anything like me, no matter how much time you spend outside, you need a good book with you while you’re getting a tan and pretending […]


by The Great White Gypsy This is a short book about the older of two identical twins. William is just as intelligent as his brother, Clive, but doesn’t apply himself, or go through the standard Freudian stages of childhood with the same speed and grace as his twin. His parents are pop-developmental psychology followers, and […]