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.
Here's our man, starring in a movie about himself.
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
If the idea of monochrome painting occurred to anyone before the
twentieth century, it would have been understood as a picture of a
monochrome reality, and probably taken as a joke.
Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many:
"This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.
It's always good fun to see a boy wax romantic over the first girl to
give him a handjob--and if the boy should be a black-hatted Jew, the fun
is only improved.