Posted inNews & Politics

Who’s a Feminist?

To the editors: In his letter (October 22) attacking the discussion in my article (“Right Wing Feminists,” October 1), Frank Palmer seems to be confusing feminism with liberal statism. My dictionary defines feminism as “belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” It says nothing about being required to buy into a […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Farewell My Concubine

Like Gone With the Wind, Chen Kaige’s blockbuster–half a century of contemporary Chinese history (1925-1977) seen through the lives of two Peking Opera actors and a former prostitute–is worth seeing largely for its pizzazz: riveting performances, epic sweep and story telling, a bold and melodramatic use of color, and a capacity to generalize suggestively about […]

Posted inFilm

Truth and Consequence

IT’S ALL TRUE: BASED ON AN UNFINISHED FILM BY ORSON WELLES *** (A must-see) Directed and written by Richard Wilson, Myron Meisel, and Bill Krohn Narrated by Miguel Ferrer. Too much effort and real love went into the entire project for it to fail and come to nothing in the end. I have a degree […]

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News of the Weird

Lead Story Actor Charles Peyton, who appears in X-rated films under the name Jeff Stryker, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles this summer charging infringement of the “intellectual property” rights he owns on his name and his body. The lawsuit is against two companies that manufacture Doc Johnson marital aids; Peyton accused them of selling […]