In Moby-Dick, in the chapter "The Fossil Whale," Ishmael proclaims: "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme." The theme of Joyce Carol Oates's Blonde--well, it's a
A woman I know once agreed to take a young Asian child to visit a school in New York, to which her distant parents considered sending her.
Since you presumably know the basics about the Holocaust--if you don't, I would suggest that a movie review is no place to learn them--I will jump to the main question about The Specialist
Not quite putting on what little power or knowledge
pigeons lay claim to, she nonetheless bids them come.
Launched off cornices,
Shortly before he died, Bruce Chatwin found God. This was on top of Mount Athos, after which he left for Katmandu. Looking down from the bees and grapes, he had seen an iron cross on a wet rock.
It is delightfully ironic that a site has been approved for the construction of a monument in Martin Luther King Jr.'s name on the Washington Mall, given that in the last months of his life, King
Were I to tell you that Rules of Engagement features a protracted fistfight between Samuel L.
Noam Chomsky is a longtime political activist, writer and professor of linguistics at MIT.
It really is about time we had the letters of Rebecca West.
In the early 1920s, E.M.