Sorry. If you were hoping for another folksy dose of ghost-written autobiographical fantasy from our ex-president Dubya, you’re bumming. This is actually a CD from the 90s British pop band Bush. 15 years ago, they were very adept at writing perfect radio songs. Will their winning formula still compute in 2011? Listen and decide for yourself.
What better place for a down and out writer than working in a casino? It helps pay the bills and makes his pathetic life seem pretty okay compared to the addicted zeroes he encounters on the casino floor. Getting tangled up in a sex-fueled caper with his greedy co-workers gives the protagonist Jack (Clive Owen) just the plot twist he was looking for. Or does it?
If you think scrolling global news sites or watching AC360 is giving you the whole story on Al Qaeda, you’re not alone. But maybe reading the untold story of America’s paranoia-fueled approach to “counter-terrorism” will actually explain this unending political nightmare. A pair of New York Times journos dug very deep to write this investigative exposé, and they leave no stone unturned.
If you’re the traditional meat and potatoes type, you should probably try Cherkees. They’re potato chips loaded with chunks of beef jerky. The good news: they’re not fried plus they’re low in fat and pack 12 grams of protein per serving.
Old men and Sherlock Holmes are the only guys who can really pull off wearing a herringbone tweed coat. But for those of us who want just a hint of the old haberdashery look, these wallets from San Diego-based Jetsam, made of recycled tweed suit coats, are a good, less itchy-scratchy option.
When’s the last time you chomped down on your childhood favorite, the good old PB & J sando? Maybe you’re too grown up for that stuff now. Or maybe you just didn’t know about The Jam Shop’s booze-infused jellies and jams? Drunken Monkey features bananas and a splash of rum, while the Bourbon Blueberry has … you get the idea.
Artist Dave Murray may or may not have been drunk when he designed this series of beer posters. After all, he is Canadian. But really, the style of this giclée print series looks more like Picasso or Ozenfant—a bit more Cubism than Alcoholism.
Your smartphone probably does everything you need it to plus has 96 extra functions you don’t even use. But, unless you’ve got an iPhone, flying this mini RC helicopter is not an option for you. If you haven’t made the switch over to Apple yet, let this be the reason. Face it, you’ll never be a palm pilot with that Palm Pilot.
As a mob boss or a crook with an itchy trigger finger, Christopher Walken is one weird, scary bastard. But he might be even creepier when he’s saving people’s lives. In 1983’s The Dead Zone, based on a Stephen King story, Walken plays a man who awakes from a coma with powers of premonition. He has visions of tragedies just before they happen. Is this power a gift or a curse?