Writer Elmore Leonard, passed away on Tuesday, 8/20/13, 87 years old. Age no doubt chipped away at him physically but not so far as I could tell at his style and his prose.
I am a secular Jew who can’t but welcome Zealot‘s conclusion that Christianity pulled a role reversal on Jesus, and made this failed revolutionary Jew into someone who eschewed his people and its traditions in favor of Roman power.
New media always abets the power to articulate fantasy and fetish.
The eccentric and charming “Computer Chess” focuses on a group of geeks concentrating on what they see as the infinite microcosm to be found on the sixty four squares of the chess board.
“Hannah Arendt” is a substantial and worthwhile portrait of the influential and controversial thinker who gave us the phrase “the banality of evil.”
Author Christian Caryl ends “Strange Rebels” with the idea that “if the experiences of 1979 suggest one conclusion, it is that we should never underestimate the powers of reaction.”
New York suffers what might be the effects of innumerable 9/11s.
“Mad Men” gets all manner of undeserved attention. Yet I attend to it.
If Plato had known of mind meld, you can be sure he would have applied to be a Vulcan.
It’s notable and heartening when informed critical opinion manages to stop a juggernaut in its tracks.