Harvey Pekar

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Pop Rocks: You'll Be Sorry When They're Gone

    ​Harvey Pekar died yesterday. What was lost in the usual exercise of macabre one-upmanship -- as everyone rushed to update Twitter and Facebook in an effort to be the first to break the bad news to all their friends -- was the fact that most of them were only aware of Pekar's existence thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    RIP, Harvey Pekar: Why His Letterman Performance Was Great

    Harvey Pekar died today.The man's career is difficult to sum up, especially if you haven't seen American Splendor. But this 1987 performance on David Letterman's show gives a taste, not to mention that it demonstrates just how far the Letterman show has changed.Some reasons why the clip is great:

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Get Lit: Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History, by Harvey Pekar

    I don’t know much about Harvey Pekar. I’ve never seen American Splendor. I never read his comic book. I know him primarily as a nut job who used to go on David Letterman and make Crispin Glover look sane. So maybe I’m not the best person in the world to be reviewing his newest book. But ... More >>

  • Film

    August 23, 2007

    The Nanny Diaries

    Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Sour Grapes

    A bitter wine freak makes an adorable hero in Alexander Payne's Sideways

  • News

    June 24, 2004
  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    The Hard Sell

    Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. what?

  • Film

    January 1, 2004

    The Sorrow and the Pity

    In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed

  • Film

    August 28, 2003

    Pekar Head

    A real comic book hero comes to life in American Splendor

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?