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Monday, May 6 2013

‘The Great Commanders’ Struggles With its Limitations

This six-part documentary provides evidence for the "great man" theory.


Sunday, January 2 2011

‘Cleopatra’: A Legendary Story Told in Swift, Engaging Prose

Sharp aphorisms, well-chosen quotations, juicy and surprising language -- storytelling rarely gets better than this.


Wednesday, June 30 2010

The Seven-Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame LaFarge and Other Crime Classics

Crime Classics, a 1953 CBS ‘true crime’ radio series, seems to be something of a slap in the face to audiences’ sense of identification and notions of self-importance, presenting a vision of a callous and petty world where the individual matters little, and their thoughts and feelings matter less.


Thursday, February 4 2010

Orson Welles: A Man of a Certain Ego

“The chief proof of a man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. It argues... a power of comparison and of appreciation which is in itself proof of nobility.”


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