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08.16.2010 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
On one level, Escape from New York (1981) was a revenge fantasy for the sort of people who nowadays would affiliate themselves with the Tea Party. Set in futuristic 1997, the film (reissued in a DVD/Blu-ray set) imagines un-American Manhattan transformed into a giant Alcatraz for hardened criminals. The guards are stationed outside the prison zone; within, a confederacy of multi-ethnic street ga...
08.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Isaac Hayes died today at age 65. His death is particularly shocking because, though he�d suffered a stroke last year, physically Hayes was just about as fit as ever: trim, muscular, and fittingly, given the nature of his music, seemingly virile. His body was found near a running treadmill. Though his bassy, dramatic soul music was often parodied, Hayes was always in on the joke, revisi...