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The Tube: Have we made a huge mistake?

Arrested Development

Maybe it’s my pre-pubescent sense of humor, but the funniest aspect of the fourth season of Arrested Development is Tobias’ new license plate which reads “ANUSTART.” In his bizarro world, that’s supposed to be plate-speak for “A New Start.” The schtick pops up again in a later episode when Lucille 1 encounters Tobias in rehab, […]

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Think About It, America: David Cross and Amber Tamblyn Prepare to Invade Your Skulls

When I talked to David Cross he was leaving a celebrity poker tournament. It was a benefit for Dave Eggers’ non-profit youth-writing center, 826 Valencia. Cross was heading to the subway, then home to walk the dog and meet up with Amber Tamblyn—actor, poet and fiancé—for their friend’s thirtieth birthday party. I started with the […]

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Iowa City Weekender: December 8-10

As you check off items on your holiday shopping list, you might find that your pocketbook is looking a little sparse these days. Do not fear, weekend warriors, because the general theme this week is “free and cheap.” We’ve got a range of music, comedy, film and literature to chose from for those of us […]

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