Sam Simon is an all-around awesome-seeming dude, who co-created the Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, and, after leaving the show, managed boxers and became a professional poker player. He’s also big into charities and animal rights causes, and thanks to colon cancer, supposedly only has months to live. Show More Summary
This past week Brooks Simpson posted an interesting item concerning a dispute between Allen Guelzo and the authors of a new book about Lincoln and colonization. Philip W. Magness and Sebastian N. Page argue that Lincoln continued to push for the colonization of African Americans after January 1, 1863. I’ve known about their book for […]
Perhaps Tripp Lewis of the Virginia Flaggers is trying to get a head start on what will hopefully become an annual contest over at Brooks Simpson’s Crossroads blog of the best in Confederate Heritage Follies. I give the VMFA’s security force a great deal of credit in how they handle Mr. Lewis. For the life […]
Brooks Simpson is having some fun with what he has dubbed the 2013 Confederate Heritage Follies Countdown. Lord knows he’s got plenty of material to work with. I suspect that the SCV and/or Virginia Flaggers will crack the top five. I’ve been known to have a good laugh at the expense of both organizations, but […]
Brooks Simpson posted this video over the weekend, but it’s just too good not to do so here as well. I continue to be pleasantly surprised by where and how the Civil War 150th is being commemorated across the country. Enjoy.
Both Andy Hall and Brooks Simpson have highlighted another instance of Confederate Heritage gone wild. It’s nothing new, whether we are discussing the latest Virginia Flagger fiasco or SCV misstep. I’ve been accused of highlighting heritage follies for the sake of blog stats and there is some truth to that. At the same time, however, […]
Imagine my surprise when I learned after reading Brooks Simpson’s blog that the Virginia Flaggers are reporting a theft at their backwoods location for their Confederate flag off of I-95. No, the flag is still proudly flying, but the excavator that was being used to clear trees is now missing and assumed stolen. Virginia Flagger […]
Here is the second part of Patrick Young’s guest post on the Virginia Flaggers. Today Brooks Simpson explains Flagger founder Susan Hathaway’s silence. It’s a doozy. 4. Adding to the need for those who support the preservation of the chapel to reconsider the conflictive approach taken by the Virginia Flaggers is the inherent marginality of […]
I want to take a minute to respond to Brooks Simpson, who has apparently misinterpreted a recent post of mine in which I ask whether the Civil War Sesquicentennial is over. Here is the offending passage that seems to suggest that I don’t believe that the years 1864-65 offers anything significant to commemorate. We’ve commemorated [...]
A fun Brooke Shields-directed production of 'Chicago' at the Hollywood Bowl features a vivid Ashlee Simpson and a strong Samantha Barks. "Chicago" is a perfect fit for the Hollywood Bowl for precisely the same reason the current NewShow More Summary
Show us your best murderess…Ashlee Simpson! The singer is reprising her deviously sweet role as Roxie Hart for the Brooke Sheilds directed musical, Chicago, at the Hollywood Bowl! The show co-stars Les Misérables actress, Samantha Barks, as Thelma Kelly, and promises to be a bloody thrill! The duo tweeted a sneak peek inside their dance rehearsals, breaking it [...]
Back in 1995, Matt Groening and James L. Brooks had a nasty, very public falling-out over “A Star Is Burns,” the episode that brought The Critic’s Jay Sherman to Springfield for no reason beyond gimmicky cross-promotion and, in Groening’s...Show More Summary
Once again the Civil War blogosphere has descended into the tired debate of who is and who is not a historian. The latest foray into this web of conceptual analysis can be found at Brooks Simpson’s site in response to the recent editorial about Civil War reenacting. I have very little patience for these discussions [...]
Brook Shields has added pop singer Ashlee Simpson to the production of "Chicago" she is directing at the Hollywood Bowl. Who will Simpson play?
Just like I forgot Jessica Simpson was pregnant, I completely forgot Hulk Hogan has a son out there who looks exactly like his wife. (Do you know how many celebrities are out there? Probably 10.) A son who’s apparently been dating Phil Costa of the Dallas Cowboys because the two just got engaged over the Read More...
I am sending this one out to Brooks Simpson. Surprisingly, Mr. Smith is able to cover a great deal of ground in just over one minute. Yeah, it’s a slow night. [uploaded to YouTube on June 5, 2013]
Barack Obama's counterterrorism speech on Thursday has drawn mixed reviews here in the United States (here at FP, Rosa Brooks gave the address an A-, while Emile Simpson found it to be a "conceptual car crash") -- and reactions haveShow More Summary
Brooks Simpson has learned from the Richmond Police Department that there is no report related to a supposed vandalism incident that took place on Thursday at the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond. According to the police: ““We can find no record of such an incident ever occurring.” According to the report, Mr. Walker called the [...]
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This morning Brooks Simpson offers some thoughts about the Virginia Flaggers in Richmond. I really am sorry that I missed them last Sunday during my brief stop to tour the chapel, which I highly recommend if you are in the area. One of my Facebook friends took notice of the above image and the complete [...]