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HBO's new political program is a vivid (and disgusting) expression of our decayed democracy.
The antigay bias that permeates the Republican Party can be clearly seen
in Bush's judicial appointments. Among the unalloyed homophobes Bush has
nominated for the federal bench:
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey
The premature deaths in the past year of Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash and
Joe Strummer ought to be enough to make the most pious among us angry at
The Man Upstairs.
The setting is a one-room schoolhouse, which is momentarily unoccupied
except for a pair of turtles.
In her new book, Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag's
focus is upon theaters of war and the way in which photographers have
interpreted their role in the production of images of
A Love Affair for the postcollege, flirting-with-Buddhism set,
Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation is a travelogue of the
emotions, concerned with the deepening relationship betwe
This was the summer when the movies were so bad, people were reduced to
complaining about a Mel Gibson film they hadn't seen.
In Plato's Republic, Socrates illustrates his theory of the parts
of the soul with the story of Leontius, who saw some corpses rotting
outside the walls of Athens and was torn between re
It is of some small comfort that totalitarian regimes are never quite as
total as either their leaders or subsequent historians might imagine.
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