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- Peter Winkler is the author of Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel (Barricade Books, 2011). Filmmaker Philippe Mora writes, "I knew Dennis Hopper in his wild days and his sober days, and this book captures the man in his many incarnations. Winkler's deeply researched biography of Hopper is the definitive book on this live wire who lived on the high wire." Winkler has written for a variety of publications, including Filmfax, The Huffington Post, and Playboy. Winkler graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Peter Winkler's Links
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I have recently become rather fascinated with what freeze frames from videos of famous people seem to reveal about their character. I intended to start grabbing and collecting some of these images before, but never got around to it before. I find this image of Bill O'Reilly's gaping maw… Read full post »
To tea baggers, conservatives and others who whine about how they are overtaxed, I make a proposal.
You will no longer have to pay taxes if you agree to the following contract: I agree never to utilize any public or governmental resources or services, since they are funded by taxes. Here… Read full post »
This article is making the rounds of some writer's blogs. Several years ago, a literary agent named Mark Reiter approached writer Steve Almond to contribute to a nonfiction anthology Reiter and writer Richard Sandomir were compiling. Steve Almond reproduces his correspondence with Reiter, wherein Rei… Read full post »
"Getting down to the last two questions here... Most people consider Abe Lincoln to be one of our greatest presidents, if not the greatest president we've ever had. Would you agree with that sentiment and why or why not?
No, I don't think he was one of… Read full post »
"He's not wrong, from a tactical sense at least. But of course I hope that Republican Party fails to heed his advice; since as dissappointing as Obama has been, he's still far better than any Republican would be."
Not life changing, but entertaining and sometimes thought provoking.
Jack Woodford. Why Write a Novel? Woodford is now forgotten. He was once a prolific author of novels and short stories marked by their erotic content, which is imposible to discern today. He had a lucrative sideline in writing… Read full post »
Just now (1:30 PM PST), I tuned in to Michael Medved's radio show. His guest was someone named Stephen Baldwin (not the actor), who has started an impeach Obama campaign. Earlier, Medved had on Michelle Bachman, who he treated like a VIP. Discussing impeachment, Medved said that Richard Nixon resigne… Read full post »
I wrote about David Frum here two days ago. Frum had written a column stating correctly that the Republicans' failed attempt to obstruct the passage of the health care insurance reform bill would their political undoing. I pointed out that Frum almost seemed reasonable, until he let fly with the usua… Read full post »
Philip Wylie is barely remembered today, but he was a highly popular author of fiction and nonfiction from the '30s to the early '60s. Many boys cut their science fiction teeth on his perennial classic When Worlds Collide. Wylie hit it big with Generation of Vipers, his bestselling 1942… Read full post »
David Frum almost seems reasonable, until the key sentence that I've emphasized.
I’ve been on a soapbox for months now about the harm that our overheated talk is doing to us. Yes it mobilizes supporters – but by mobilizing them with hysterical accusations and pseudo-information,… Read full post »
James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, hits the nail on he head in describing the current Republican party:
I hope that Mr. Obama's party can carry this message clearly into the electoral battles ahead, painting the Republican opposition for what it is: a gang of hypocritical,… Read full post »
OSer David Cox writes,
We have in this country a wave of counter intellectualism. It’s not cool to be informed. Let’s talk about Lady Gaga or who is sleeping with whose wife or husband. Let’s talk about who is gay or what happened on "American Idol."… Read full post »
Despite my liberal politics, I've never liked Michael Moore. He's always struck me as a gross, shambolic opportunist who uses a variety of theatrical shticks to sell his often manipulative documentaries.
Dennis Kucinich was against the health care reform bill, not just because it lacked a public option, but for a variety of other reasons, summed up as it being a bad piece of legislation. Then Obama descended from the clouds over Ohio and gave Kucinich a personal audience. Now, Kucinich turns… Read full post »
There was a Congressional resolution put forward by Dennis Kucinich that the U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan that was recetly debated and defeated. At one point, Rep. Patrick Kennedy stood up and raged over the fact that the media was obsesed 24/7 with former Rep. Eric Maasa's gropegate scandal in a t… Read full post »
In her latest post, Enlightened Belle argues that Dennis Kucinich, in opposing the House health care reform bill, is a spoiler who is making a futile show of principledness and causing harm by preventing the enactment of beneficial reforms to the current health care insurance system.
"That Kucinich h… Read full post »
Because I'm disabled and homebound, I am often desperate to kill time, so I often resort to listening to AM talk radio. There is a particular conservative radio talker, Dennis Prager, whose show is broadcast weekdays from 9-12 a.m. on KRLA 870 AM, a station that broadcasts a solid roster of… Read full post »
I was listening to the broadcast of Joe Scarborough's radio show when Tucker Carlson, who I surmise is a regular guest, was on. Carlson said that he'd much rather have Sarah Palin as president than Al Gore, saying Al Gore is a complete moron and a dangerous extremist. My mind vomits… Read full post »
Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said he doesn’t “begrudge” the $17 million bonus awarded to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon or the $9 million issued to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein, noting that some athletes take home… Read full post »
WorldNetDaily Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah gave a 40-minute dinner speech to the National Tea Party Convention and spent at least 10 minutes of it on jokes and meandering observations about the citizenship of President Barack Obama. The strangeness started with a joke about an “internati… Read full post »
The single defining characteristic of the tea partiers is stupidity. They paid $5oo for entree to a convention whose organizer paid Sarah Palin $100,000 to spout her usual blend of inane, shopworn conservative bromides. The men in the audience will probably crowd the bathrooms immediately after her s… Read full post »