Jesus vs. Freud

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Mental health professionals tend to react to Seth Farber’s ideas with the sort of shock and outrage with which heresy is condemned by faithful religious types. “Don’t touch this book with a twenty foot pole,” one of them wrote his publisher on reading the manuscript that would become his latest book, Unholy Madness (InterVarsity Press, 162 pages, $12.99). “I suspect [&hellip
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Run Lola Run

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Run Lola Run directed by Tom Tykwer She Do Run Run Myself, I’d rather not. Perhaps the most interesting thing about Run Lola Run is the chance it offers to embrace two diametrically opposed ideas simultaneously. Can it really be smart and vapid, pregnant with meaning and barren of same all at once? Well, yes. And not only does that contradictoriness [&hellip
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Lovers on the Bridge

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Lovers on the Bridge directed by Leos Carax France’s Generation Vexed Almost a decade overdue, Leos Carax’s Les Amants de Pont-Neuf finally begins a regular theatrical run in America under the title Lovers on the Bridge. It could as easily have been called Fireworks to highlight its centerpiece sequence, a magnificent, expressionist depiction of young lovers’ ecstasy. Alex (Denis Lavant) [&hellip
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Limbo

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Limbo directed by John Sayles “Well, he’ll never be a filmmaker…” were the first words out of the mouth of a friend I asked about John Sayles’ Limbo before I saw it myself. But they were said wryly, even a bit fondly, and they prefaced a generally favorable opinion of the movie, an opinion I ended up sharing. As for [&hellip
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Instinct

Written by Matt Zoller Seitz on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Instinct directed by Jon Turtletaub Hopkins’ Macho Misfire In Instinct, 62-year-old Anthony Hopkins plays an ape expert named Ethan Powell, who lived among the mountain gorillas of Rwanda for several years until he went berserk and murdered two Rwandan soldiers for reasons unknown. Now he’s incarcerated in the psycho wing of a maximum security penitentiary, where he remains mute [&hellip
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The Times Sanitizes Clinton’s War

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

You would have thought it was V-J Day, the way The New York Times carried on last Friday in the wake of Milosevic’s capitulation to NATO force. “Milosevic Yields on NATO’s Key Terms” screamed the paper’s headline. “50,000 Allied Troops to Police Kosovo.” Then the subhed “Million Refugees Can Return”—just to reassure you that everything’s going to be just fine. [&hellip
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William F. Buckley, Jr. on Hillary, McCarthy & God (With Guest Interviewer Peggy Noonan)

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

William F. Buckley Jr. Q&A by Russ Smith, John Strausbaugh & Peggy Noonan   It’s not his first book on McCarthy: that would be McCarthy and His Enemies from 1954. The Redhunter combines public record and personal knowledge: As a young conservative from Yale, Buckley knew McCarthy and supported his efforts. The novel tells McCarthy’s life, beginning with his [&hellip
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We Who Aren’t About to Die…

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

In One-Dimensional Man, Herbert Marcuse offered a handy metaphor for the ritual use of military power in the modern world. This was 1964, full-on Cold War, both the U.S. and Soviet Union bristling with nuclear missiles and racing each other to build more, and everyone living under the perceived threat that a nuclear holocaust could break out tomorrow. If you [&hellip
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The Duke Still Rules; Crime As a Career Track

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

LEMAÎTRE Duke of All  I’ve got some very bad news for media liberals: Even though it received little media attention, a recent Reuters/Zogby poll shows the Duke to be America’s favorite actor of the century. Yes, dear readers, John Wayne, always riding tall into the sunset, is more popular than those grimacing, foul-mouthed twitching midgets who pass as film stars [&hellip
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Hillary Clinton Loves New York

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Okay, I give in: Hillary Clinton‘s astoundingly selfish New York Senate run is Topic A this week. Since many readers keep track of my political wagers—I’ve been on a losing streak since ’94—let me assure them that I’ve already mailed a check for $100 to Chris Caldwell at The Weekly Standard, a deserved comeuppance for predicting just weeks ago that [&hellip
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