Thursday, November 8 2012
Hurricane Sandy was not just a freak natural occurrence -- it became the 'perfect storm' for cultural events such as conspiracy theories, religious intolerance, scientific accountability, and the sharing of (mis)information through social media.
Monday, March 15 2010
Michael Beard is a glaringly repellent creation, a somewhat-deserving winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, and a definitively deserving winner of some sort of uber-Nobel Prize in whoring, lying, stealing, face-stuffing, and sneaking around.
Wednesday, January 27 2010
Poignant, and relevant, Amchitka reminds us of a romanticized era when idealism was still able to give way to revolution.
Wednesday, July 25 2007
Trying too hard to reinvent the penguin subgenre, Arctic Tale focuses its anthropomorphizing energies on girls instead of boys, on natural enemies instead of platoons of birds who all look alike.
Monday, July 23 2007
In alarming times, being an alarmist makes you right ...
Wednesday, July 11 2007
Sunday, May 20 2007
If we must forsake the Romantic idea of nature, we must similarly abandon its understanding of art as something to be held on high.