What's your damage?. In 1989, Michael Lehmann's black comedy Heathers drew a line in the sand, rebuffing the sweetness and optimism of John Hughes' more popular fare with darkness and death. Launching the careers of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, Heathers became a cult classic, ranking #5 on Entertainment Weekly 's list of the 50 Best High School Movies and inspiring hoards of teen films that vastly overshadow its fame but lack its acid wit, moral complexity, and undeniable emotional punch. For the latest installment of Deep Focus, John Ross Bowie blends captivating memoir with astute ..… (more)
Who is going to want to read a book about Heathers?
The "It Gets Better" tune that closes George Takei's consoling, foul mouthed PSA is the sort of mundane folk pop that proves what we all fear: Life might not always be high school, but the world will always speak to high school students the same way.