"What is refreshing about film is that particularly in the first great age, people like Griffith and Chaplin, they really seemed to be making something for everyone. Literally, everyone in the world."
I wonder about the adjectives that are used to describe reading: light reading, summer reading, required reading, beach reading. I think the venerable Norman Mailer had it right when he was asked about his summer reading list. "I read all year around," he growled. Because I spend a fair amount of time in front of
The Jewish stockbroker I dated said facetiously, “I think the Ku Klux Klan sent you here to fuck all the Jews to death.”
Our Children Are Being Prostituted: What Is To Be Done? by David Sterry Cardinal Law's ouster in Boston for turning a blind eye to the sexual exploitation of children marks the latest chapter in the on going saga of boys and girls being used for sex in America. In the past year, dozens of priests
_ by A. Gargett “'Instead of God chance.' This means nature insofar as it occurs, though not as occurring once and for all but as surpassing itself in infinite occurrences, excluding any possible limits. In this infinite representation (a representation that quite likely is the boldest and most deranged ever tried out by humankind) the
After recently bemoaning the declining quality of films these days with no less an enthusiast than David Thomsonhe, of the glorious Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th edition)I have been thinking a bit about the relationship of movies and books over a range of, uh, issues. In early December PW published a short q & a
"Nothing cures like time and love," is a lyric from the Laura Nyro song that begins the new Diana Ross Motown Anthology, a two-disc collection of million-selling popular songs and unreleased songs.
An appreciation of the band Kitchens of Distinction
"Literary magazines work best if they are marginalized, in terms of their funding and everything else."
"In a way, photography has been my way of thinking, putting some thoughts together in a stretch—enough to make the picture ask questions, philosophical questions about the world."