Thomas Nagel: Has he penned a rallying cry for those who have no taste for much science in the first place?
Robert Ingersoll is all but unknown in our time. Susan Jacoby sets out to answer why. One answer she proposes is that it was generally assumed that the reactionary expressions of religion Ingersoll contended against would simply fade away over time, to be replaced by education, broader culture and scientific reason.
Obsession is the thing in us that makes us not everybody else. — Joss Whedon
There is so much of a certain kind of violence here — the kind you’ve seen in Tarantino movies before — that it in a sense takes the violence out of violence.
“The Friends of Eddie Coyle” was simply too good a movie, perfect, in its way, and the director of “Killing Them Softly” wants to avoid comparison.
But sometimes, though it may defy certain sorts of expectations, Jews excel not because they have higher sports IQs but just because they are better.
“Hanoi’s War” deserves far more attention than it has thus far received. It enriches our understanding of the War in Vietnam and by implication, subsequent American commitments, including the war in Afghanistan.
The director of THE MASTER, Paul Thomas Anderson, runs toward Scientology as fast as he runs away from it and its top guns (Tom Cruise did visit the set to lodge a few complaints).
If you try to take Camille Paglia seriously, despite the occasional insight you might find along the way, in the end it’s impossible to avoid the suspicion that you’ve made a category error.
The truth is that protests against the mosque did not mention parking. Protestors fumed about the threat of shariah law. Parking is a real issue in Sheepshead Bay, the threat of shariah law a figment of bad imaginations.