Tag Archives: Woody Allen

Facing sexual assault allegations, Al Franken forces Democrats to confront the fact that sexual abuse isn’t a partisan issue

A lot of my male heroes have been assholes. Dr. Seuss, they say, was a philandering bigot. John Lennon, by all accounts, was abusive. J. D. Salinger and Charlie Chaplin preyed on young women. And, as we know, Thomas Jefferson actually bought and sold human beings, at least one of whom he had sexual relations […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Gregory Hischak on Farm Pulp

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp tiny sliver of it that I find most interesting, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of those former and current zine publishers that I know, and asking them about their motivations and experiences. Today’s interview is […]

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Bob Zmuda on securing Andy Kaufman’s penis with gaffer’s tape prior to his wrestling matches, the origins of Tony Clifton, Andy’s plans to fake his death, and a million other things

Last night, I listened to Marc Maron’s interview with Andy Kaufman’s old writing partner, Bob Zmuda. My sense is that Maron… who has a brilliant podcast, by the way… found the experience somewhat frustrating, as Zmuda insisted on being evasive about a few things, like the circumstances surrounding Andy’s death, and the question as to […]

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Woody Allen: A Documentary

Half-awake, watching “Woody Allen: A Documentary” in bed with Linette and our new son, Arlo. I want to tell you all about the little guy’s birth, which took place in our dining room a few days ago, but I’m finding it difficult to form coherent thoughts. I’d like to blame it on sleep deprivation, but […]

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Millions in Asia experience the cultural odyssey that is Ypsilanti

Do you remember hearing earlier this winter that a representative of the Voice of America’s China branch was going to be visiting Ypsi? Well, it apparently happened. A Chinese correspondent by the name of Sean E Liu not only visited Ypsi after covering the 2011 North American Auto Show in Detroit, but he interviewed a […]

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