Archive for July 2011

Cocooning Inside a Comic Book Culture

So OK, no arguing with the box office. Comic book heroes are boffo with the cinema public. Of course that public is largely confined to the 13 to 35 year olds for whom brawn, beauty and boffo are what count most. Still, the comic book phenomenon is far too sweeping to smugly sweep under the... Read more »

FORGETTING WHAT WE FORGET

How many times a day do we say, “Now where did I put that…?” Referring to anything from our car keys to those keys to happiness with which we once began our adulthood. Memory is a funny, fragile and fantastical thing; yet there is still so much about it we don’t understand. Either as a... Read more »

FORGETTING WHAT WE FORGET How many times a day do we say, “Now where did I put that…?” Referring to anything from our car keys to those keys to happiness with which we once began our adulthood. Memory is a funny, fragile and fantastical thing; yet there is still so much about it we don’t... Read more »
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WHAT GOES BUMP IN YOUR NIGHT BUMPS IN EVERYONE'S NIGHT

Rabbi Kushner asked a question that’s become part of the lexicon: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” He tried to answer that over several hundred pages, but for me he never quite did/ Nor do I think he thought he did. But it’s to his credit he admits there is this thing called... Read more »