Facing the Music, a collection of short stories by Mississippi native Larry Brown, is a cutting-edge interpretation of modern day relationships .
Brown, who died in late 2004, infuses every character and thought with a melodic time-elapsing droll -- a tradition of Southern authors since the days of Faulkner.
Remember when dense, overgrown Neanderthals with biceps for brains, chest hair before the sixth grade and vocabularies consisting only of homophobic slurs and "you suck" were the Brahmin of the social hierarchy at school?
Don't be fooled by the cover of Groton-alum Curtis Sittenfeld's classy debut novel -- Prep. While the pink and green grosgrain belt around the book's middle may bring to mind your wasted summer on Nantucket or that yachtie you fondled at the Newport-Bermuda after-party, Prep's protagonist is not an elitist snob like you and I.
The students at the University of Pennsylvania attend classes in order to quench their thirst for learning, to develop analytical and investigative mental abilities and to further their quest for divine truth and knowledge.
This article appeared in the December 9th joke issue.
Survivor: Prophylactic Island
In the past, CBS' reality hit Survivor has relied on scheming andback-stabbing for ratings, throwing a bunch of type-A tacticians onto a desert island and watching them vote eachother off one by one.
Dan Aykroyd on SNL: "Jane, you ignorant slut. My personality profile is not at issue here, any more than is your inability to achieve orgasm."
-- Grant Ginder
Angela Chase on My So-Called Life: "School is a battlefield for your heart.
Jews are fun to laugh at. From Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint to Seinfeld to Adam Sandler's "The Hanukkah Song (versions ad nauseum)," the rule is tried and true: laugh at a Jew and you will be laughing for a long time.