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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.
Interesting Times is a curiously feeble title for an autobiography, rather as if Noam Chomsky were to write an article called "Could America Do Better?" It carries, of course, the sting
Here's our man, starring in a movie about himself.
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Beethoven has been particularly fortunate in his recent critics and
I recently returned to dingy England after a road trip in America,
where, as usual, I failed to take any photographs.
Edward Burtynsky's photographs are large, colorful and mostly ravishing,
despite their subjects.
If you've seen Pleasantville--the story of teenagers who are
magically transported from 1990s reality into 1950s television--you know
that its writer-director, Gary Ross, has a sly respe