Johnny Depp's Delusions About Why 'The Lone Ranger' Flopped
August 06, 2013

Variety has a horrifying article—"horrifying" because of the levels of self-deception and insanity it depicts—about The Lone Ranger, the biggest catastrophe of Hollywood's summer.

The Robert Downey Jr. Rehab Program
Popcorn flicks can save your life
May 02, 2013

How the Iron Man star found redemption at the multiplex.

Hollywood Doesn't Understand New Media
March 04, 2013

From Contagion to "House of Cards," Hollywood seems to think that new media is filled with avaricious, amoral youngsters.

The Most Divisive Issue in Film: Anne Hathaway
Movie buffs can't decide whether she's a good actress
February 22, 2013

Why can't critics decide whether or not she's a good actress?

Ashley Judd's Arsenal
She's a Hollywood feminist, but also a Southern sweetheart. Mock her at your own risk, Mitch.
February 15, 2013

She's a Hollywood feminist, but also a Southern sweetheart. That could be a lethal combination on the campaign trail.

Argo Before Argo
"Wag the Dog" was the Hollywood Satire Ben Affleck Should Have Made
February 09, 2013

Wag the Dog was the Hollywood satire Ben Affleck should have made

Hollywood Can't Handle Gay Sex
Tinseltown supports LGBT rights everywhere but the big screen.
February 05, 2013

Tinseltown supports LGBT rights everywhere but the big screen.

The Campaign to Steal Ohio
October 19, 2012

Meet the Republican former punk rocker who could decide the election.

How John Edwards Could Get Cornered By the Prosecution in His Campaign Finance Trial
April 23, 2012

As a card-carrying member of the Betrayed by John Edwards Alumni Association, I’ll admit that my initial response to his federal indictment for violating campaign laws was skepticism. Yes, Edwards was an egocentric, lying, baby-denying cad who betrayed his dying wife. I doubted, however, that he had committed a crime. But now that the Edwards trial is getting started—opening statements will be heard today in Greensboro, North Carolina—I have begun thinking that things are a bit more complicated.

"World's Most Interesting Man" Talks
February 03, 2011

Nick Paumgarten interviews the actor who plays "The World's Most Interesting Man" in a series of Dos Equis commercials. He turns out to be, if not the most interesting man in the world, pretty interesting: A montage of highlights from the real life of Jonathan Goldsmith might include (had there been cameras present) footage of him rescuing a stranded climber on Mt.