Ambrose Bierce

  • News

    March 22, 2012

    The Columbine Effect

    Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Opera: The Video Game

    ​Recently, Valerie Alberto gave you a list of video-game theme-song covers that sent your humble narrator hurtling back into his childhood, a time when beating a game was called "flipping." And when Rocks Off thinks of video-game music, only one things comes to mind - the opera scene in Final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2007

    Killing the Messenger: the Numbers

    This is a sidebar to the story posted yesterday on the murder of Brad Will. Brad Will is the latest victim in a continuum of U.S. reporters who have traveled to Mexico to document the struggle for justice here -- and perhaps assuage their personal demons -- and have wound up in a shallow grave or o ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 6, 2006
  • Film

    July 8, 1999

    Conspiracy Theory

    Arlington Road runs through an American insurrection

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    To Bloom Again

    Quiet, intellectual John Bloom transformed himself through his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, into a drive-in-movie critic on TV. Now a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself.