Crash Fest
Now that the the 50th-anniversary celebration for the alleged UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico has passed, what conclusions can we draw? That evidence points to a government cover-up? That the metallic debris was not of this earth? That aliens live among us? Nope, nope, and nope. The conclusion to be drawn is that flying-saucer sightings are extremely good for business.

Men in Black
What do you get when you cross a young and old wise-ass, a kooky sci-fi fantasy, several million dollars of computer imagery and a plot as thin as plastic wrap? Hint: if you said Women in White, you're wayyy off. Four, yes four separate reviewers confirm that the hype generated by this summer's silliest alien flick is not just a dripping load of blue goo.

As Free As We Want To Be?
Who was Che Guevara? Biographer Jon Lee Anderson recently attempted to answer that question in 754 pages of details titled Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. Thanks to a diligent book reviewer with excruciating details of his own, learn why this portrait of the mythical Cuban Revolutionary mercenary-hero fails to dramatize Guevara's stunningly complicated life story.

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