Also: It isn't online yet, but the December Reason has been available on newsstands for about a week now. It includes four pieces by yrs. truly: my review of Joe Trippi's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and Richard Viguerie and David Franke's America's Right Turn; an expanded version of my web column on cooperation and disorder in New Orleans; a short article riffing on the L.A. Times' report that creationists are buying up roadside dinosaur parks; and a squib on a screwy Air Force project.
Finally: A website called The Cinematheque is doing one of those periodic polls to determine the greatest movies and directors of all time. They asked me to vote, and so I did.