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Benito Mussolini

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Right Wing Valentine to Vlad

    The Conservatives recent love affair with Russia's Vladimir Putin is a mysterious contagion from a fever swamp; an odd combination of My Funny Valentine and Jungle Fever, rebranded as To Russia, With Love. It's an odd reversal of the McCarthy era, sixty years later. Sarah Palin seems deeply enamor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    The 20 Worst People of 2013

    Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Wells Fargo.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    The Rolling Stones, King Zog: 5 Famous Exiles, in Honor of Napoleon

    This week marks the 198th anniversary of Napoleon being exiled to Elba, a move celebrated by palindrome fans everywhere. (Able was I ere I saw Elba," you know. Exiles have been around forever, people forced to leave their country of choice for one reason or another. Sometimes it's worked out well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Santa's Kicking Some Hitler Ass, Kids: Christmas Ads For WWII War Bonds

    ​Nothing says "Christmas" like killing people. Boys and girls hoping for fire trucks or dolls in World War II sometimes had to settle for war bonds, if their parents acted like these ads told them to. "Yes, Bobby, you asked Santa for a Joe DiMaggio baseball bat, but Santa has to teach the Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Gadhafi Sodomized Before Dying: 5 Other Gruesome Dictator Deaths

    Oliver Cromwell rested easy for only a short while.​New video seems to show that Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi was forcibly sodomized as he slowly died from gunshot wounds. Not a great way to go, but he wouldn't be the first dictator to either suffer from a tortured death or have his corpse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Kanye West Vs. Adolf Hitler: Tale Of The Tape

    Photo illustrations by Monica FuentesActual line from Watch the Throne's "Who Gon' Stop Me": "This is something like the Holocaust/ Millions of our people lost"​Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies, formulated by humorist and writer Mike Godwin, states that eventually, any heated discussion (especi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Puccini And The Radioactive Death Of Opera

    Giacomo Puccini (left) and Arturo Toscanini​People who know nothing about opera know one of two names. The first is Wagner, whom most of us are familiar with because Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd danced around singing "Kill the Wabbit" to the tune of "Ride of the Valkries." The other is Giacomo P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Flame, Hollywood, Flame

    Another well-adjusted Prop 8 supporter​I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our country ... More >>

  • Film

    April 15, 2010

    The Woman Behind the Fascist

    Il Duce's scorned secret first wife gets hers in Vincere.

  • Film

    January 14, 2010

    Kicking Ass for Jesus

    The Book of Eli's postapocalyptic theology is a little warped.

  • Culture

    November 12, 2009
  • Culture

    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Sam Houston Race Park Welcomes The Teabaggers

    ​Sam Houston Race Park has a new way of trying to entice customers to the park: radical, extreme political events wherein the office of the President of the United States will be disparaged and its occupant compared to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and whatever other figure talk radio comes up with.Th ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Houstonian Selling Hitler's Desk

    Houstonian Jack McConn has a desk set he wants to sell. It’s not just any old desk set, mind you. It’s the one Hitler used to sign the Munich Pact back on this day in 1938. (For those of you who skipped history class that day, the Munich Pact was an agreement by France, Britain, Italy and the up ... More >>

  • Film

    January 24, 2008

    Youth Without Youth Is Not Entirely Terrible

    Coppola romanticizes his source material

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Feel My Pain

    A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Feel My Pain

    A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted

  • Culture

    May 11, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    May 4, 2006

    Delicious Debauchery

    The Coronation of Poppea is one of HGO's most elegant productions

  • News

    May 26, 2005
  • News

    May 12, 2005

    Got a Light?

    All kidding aside, why smoking may be good for Houston

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    Fortunate Son

    Sahara has no reason to exist, until you see who made it

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Culture

    December 4, 2003

    Mob Mentality

    Rhinoceros reminds us to retain our humanity

  • Culture

    October 9, 2003

    Pilot Projects

    Luca Buvoli achieves liftoff in two flying exhibits

  • Film

    October 31, 2002

    Ho Ho Huh?

    Tim Allen drops another lump of coal down the chimney

  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    Greek Tragedy

    When it comes to Captain Corelli, all's fair (as in mediocre) in love and war

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Crocodile Tears

    It's hard to feel any sympathy for the aesthetes in The Man Who Cried

  • Film

    May 4, 2000

    Literary Pretensions

    Based on Maugham's novella, Up at the Villa is little more than trash fiction in a nicer locale

  • Film

    January 20, 2000

    Ambition Overload

    Tim Robbins's Cradle Will Rock only feels like it's re-creating the '30s a day at a time

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Pat Greene Has a Marvelous Scheme to Conquer the World!

    His PinkMonkey.com sells the Cliffs Notes of tomorrow! He wants your kids to learn stuff the fast and easy way!

  • News

    January 2, 1997

    No Problem, Man...

    James Douglas has a plan to return TSU to itsformer glory. But first, he's got to keep the school out of bankruptcy and conservatorship.

  • Music

    December 26, 1996
  • Film

    November 10, 1994
  • Film

    April 7, 1994

    Falling Stars

    The Taviani brothers face their own family curse

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