Tuesday, January 16 2007
The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.
Sunday, November 27 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.
Tuesday, September 13 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.
Friday, March 25 2011
As with so many trends, the increasing prevalence of transnational television is either a building block in a utopian post-national society enabled by the democratising power of new media, or the inevitable by-product of the audience fragmentation and personal atomisation occasioned by new media.
Friday, January 22 2010
LOS ANGELES — In titling its new series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," the Starz Network cannot be accused of false advertising. There is blood, and lots