Pin It
Favorite

Fall Arts Books - Michael Moore 

by Marty Demarest


Thank goodness for Stupid White Men. In a world increasingly given to soft-sell punditry and less-than-forthcoming leadership, a few pudgy, sloppy and self-righteous white guys have decided to take back a portion of the political dialogue (if they ever lost it in the first place). Chief among them is the author of the previously mentioned best-selling book, Michael Moore.


Perhaps better known as the auteur behind the raucous documentaries Roger & amp; Me and Bowling for Columbine, Moore is also a passionate speaker, as any viewer of the Academy Awards can attest. (He won the award for Best Documentary of 2002 for Columbine and sharply divided the Oscar audience with his anti-Bush harangue.) Whether you view his works and actions as mere stunts -- a Rush Limbaugh for the left -- or as serious political and social agitation, it's hard not to acknowledge Moore as a growing cultural force.


This Oct. 24, he'll be speaking for Dad's Weekend (followed the next day by Jay Leno) at the Beasley Performing Arts Center in Pullman. There's a good chance that he'll regale audiences with tales of his exploits, which include some of the nerviest confrontations of power in American media. Perhaps he'll dodge questions about the plush lifestyle he leads in Manhattan. Maybe he'll even drop a few clues about his next film -- which is rumored to explore the alleged business links between the Bush family and the Bin Laden family. But one thing that audiences can expect from Moore, without fail, is a sharp focus on keeping them entertained. After all, if nobody is paying any attention, what good does it do to say anything -- fact or fiction -- at all?





Publication date: 09/11/03

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Running Dry
  • Running Dry

    How Wild Waters slid from the top water park in the Inland Northwest to an abandoned ruin
    • Jun 24, 2015
  • Elson Floyd's Final Year
  • Elson Floyd's Final Year

    WSU president leaves behind a strong vision for the school's future
    • Jun 24, 2015
  • You Got Frenched!
  • You Got Frenched!

    Al French scuttles Todd Mielke's bid for county CEO; plus, a shoplifting death in Coeur d'Alene
    • Jun 24, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
Moscow ArtWalk 2015

Moscow ArtWalk 2015 @ Downtown Moscow

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Marty Demarest

  • The Cowboy's Cowboy
  • The Cowboy's Cowboy

    A Canadian sings about the life —  not just the lifestyle — of the new West
    • May 15, 2013
  • Completing the Trilogy
  • Completing the Trilogy

    Mass Effect has finally arrived
    • May 23, 2012
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft

    Adventure and survival too often give way to mindless crafts in this building-block simulator.
    • Feb 8, 2012
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • The Rachel We Knew

    EDITOR'S NOTE: How Rachel Dolezal came to write for the Inlander
    • Jun 18, 2015
  • The Real Rachel Dolezal

    The story goes far beyond just a white woman portraying herself as black
    • Jun 17, 2015
  • More »

© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation