Alice Walker protests Palestinian situation by refusing to allow The Color Purple to be translated into Hebrew  

In the last several years, Alice Walker has virtually abandoned fiction as she’s devoted more of her time to political activism, but she’s still probably best known as the author of The Color Purple. Walker brought her two worlds together with a bang on Sunday, when a letter bearing her signature and addressed to…

The Great A.V. Club Swindle: The 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

A few weeks ago, we received an e-mail from the fine folks at William Grant & Sons with the following subject line “Are you doing a Holiday Gift Guide?” The upshot: If the answer was yes, they would like to send us samples of their top-shelf liquors, which include such brands as Sailor Jerry Rum and Milagro Tequila.…

Oscar-O-Meter™: The A.V. Club’s fourth annual guide to the fall prestige movies, part two

Yesterday, we launched our annual fall film preview by reminding readers about the Oscar-O-Meter™, a handy prognosticating formula that measures Academy interest in upcoming films on a scale of 1 to 10. Today, we wrap up the rest of the prestige season into a neat little list, suitable for framing, collecting, and…