Friday, September 23 2011
There’s an ugly and unromantic truth behind Bennett Miller’s baseball stats semi-comedy Moneyball that it acknowledges and then dances away from.
Thursday, August 11 2011
Wyatt Earp the entrepreneur rather than the gunfighter is perhaps the most audacious image for a world where capitalism has gone on strike. In the concluding issue of Earp: Saints for Sinners creators Matt Cirulnick and David Manpearl not only reassert the emotional core of Earp's story, but imply a way out of our financial crisis.
Thursday, March 26 2009
In a sense, panic is an imprecise word to describe the emotion of financial crashes; paranoia better suits.
Tuesday, March 24 2009
If you want a peek inside America's royal family, this is a must-read, with details that only Boston Globe reporters could know.
Thursday, March 5 2009
Sontag's journals suggest that the self is a conditional and transitory creation; elusive and slippery as an artful lover who wants to be a writer.
Wednesday, February 25 2009
Anyone who has witnessed affirmative action policies in play can tell you that bad apples are chosen to fulfill a quota, not unlike a cop who harasses every citizen who bears a vague resemblance to a wanted suspect.
Thursday, December 18 2008
Molecular gastronomy? Check. Locavores? Check. Post-Katrina restaurant recovery? Cloned meat? Paeans to the wonders of pig? Check, check, check.
Monday, December 15 2008
In1933 Gernsback published a pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-scientific magazine devoted to sex and all its mysteries, vagaries, varieties -- not to mention all its anxieties.
Monday, December 1 2008
Ginsberg was hyperaware of the frequent charge that Beat poetry was little more than improvised mumbo jumbo baked from jazz records and marijuana smoke.
Monday, September 22 2008
Flannery O'Conner's hauntingly gothic South meets the modern American search for meaning in yet another superb edition of this series.