walter kirn explains the lasting appeal of lebowski's dude
POSTED ON 8/30/2008 | PERMALINK |0 Comments | BOOKMARK
Compared to the Dude, the typical superheros of our day feel less and less reassuring, and even ominous.  Billionaire playboys who mask their true identities while turnigng themselves into gigantic armored flying boners aren't the solutions to violence, we sense, but embodiments of the traits that cause it.

The dudes approach to conquering evil was to let it conquor itself while he takes a bath or crashes on the sofa.

I couldn't find this particular piece among Rolling Stone's web offering, but it might be there somewhere...
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