Tuesday, September 25 2007
Cane's soap operatic set-up is both efficient and florid, laying out both familial continuity and class distinctions.
Tuesday, January 16 2007
The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.
Monday, November 28 2005
If there is a civics lesson to be gleaned from Rome, it is to beware the passions inflamed by a government in the midst of an identity crisis.
Wednesday, September 14 2005
Lest one fear the consequences of amoral political realism get a watered-down treatment, Rome proves steadfast -- eager, even -- in its refusal to skimp on detail.
Sunday, January 1 1995
For all their superficial differences, the women are actually surprisingly homogenous, in attitude as well as their intellectual and emotional void, and in their collective role as the 'exotic other.'"