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2008-08-23 00:00:24

By Bob Strauss Documentarian Patrick Creadon, whose last film, "Wordplay," made the topic of crossword puzzles as scintillating as it could possibly get, tackles another potentially mind-numbing subject in "I.O.U.S.A." And he does a nice job of making the daunting math and economic theories associated with our national debt accessible. But he didn't need to try so hard. The nation's financial condition is so out of control that you'll either watch the film in horror-stricken fascination...

2008-08-21 21:00:25

By Bob Strauss Film Critic Documentarian Patrick Creadon, whose last film, "Wordplay," made the topic of crossword puzzles as scintillating as it could possibly get, tackles another potentially mind-numbing subject in "I.O.U.S.A." And he does a nice job of making the daunting math and economic theories associated with our national debt accessible. But he didn't need to try so hard. The nation's financial condition is so out of control that you'll either watch the film in horror-stricken...

2006-06-22 08:47:53

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Every Sunday morning, a nice, middle-aged man with a soothing voice drives listeners of a radio program heard across the United States to wonder if they are nuts or just stupid. He is Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times, a puzzle fanatic since about the age of 9, and the holder of the only known Ph.D. in enigmalogy (the study of puzzles). He is also "Puzzle Master" of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, in...


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.