Pseudo-Intellectual (December 2005)

Pseudo-Intellectual (December 2005)

Fighting Illini hoopsters are looking good

I know it's not my beat, so I'll leave the super analysis of The Fighting Illini basketball team to News-Gazette beat writer Brett Dawson.

The movie "Capote" actually was pretty good

I'm not much for movies anymore. I rarely go, and when I do I rarely enjoy what I see. I thought March of the Penguins, a documentary, was good and got a kick out of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit. (I've never seen such a smart dog).

Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club: Vol. XX.

Come with me now deep into the heart of darkness [] October 1967 [] when American soldiers were fighting and dieing in Vietnam, college campuses were starting to churn with protest and a president was caught in a vise from which he would not escape.

Birkett may be out of politics for now, but he's still interested

Joe Birkett, the DuPage County state's attorney who ran unsuccessfully for Illinois attorney general in 2002, has been in the news a lot lately, most recently getting front-page coverage in The Chicago Tribune when he announced an indictment in a notoriou