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Dunkirk: When Civilians Rescued their Defenders

July 30, 2017 • ART, ART OF LIVINGComments (1)

The timeless glory of a British military catastrophe redeemed by the heroism of British civilians.

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The Joyful Feminism of Wonder Woman

June 28, 2017 • ART, ART OF LIVINGComments (0)

Wonder Woman captures a playful joy in living combined with a profound, unflinching sense of justice.

Why Great Romantic Novels Don’t Get Old

June 25, 2017 • ART, ART OF LIVINGComments (2)

The Count of Monte Cristo, which is 170 years old, shows why great romantic novels don’t grow old.

Not Another Peep, Streep

January 10, 2017 • ART, ART OF LIVING, POLITICSComments (5)

Meryl Streep’s embarrassing “comment malfunction” seized by media eager to smear President-Elect Trump.

“Sully”: Another Movie Opts for Real Life, Then Fights It

October 3, 2016 • ART, ART OF LIVINGComments (7)

The arresting suspense in “Sully” requires portraying “bad guys” even if there were no bad guys.

The Art of Plotting

June 20, 2016 • ART, ART OF LIVINGComments (2)

Is there is a definitive process that leads to a conflict-driven, purpose-driven, and fully integrated plot? Almost.

Why Is Absurdist Literature Being Called Great?

May 16, 2016 • ART, ART OF LIVINGComments (0)

Kafka’s writing is an expression of the essential absurdity of existentialism and postmodernism, and is meritless.

An Un-Islamic Sexuality … And its Aftermath (Fiction)

May 7, 2016 • ART, ART OF LIVING, SliderComments (0)

Sometimes, fiction digs deeper and further into the truth.

Philosophy Dramatized—Ayn Rand’s and Jean-Paul Sartre’s

April 29, 2016 • ART, ART OF LIVINGComments (1)

Ayn Rand’s and Jean-Paul Sartre’s fictional heroes provide a dramatized insight into their radically different philosophies.

Jacquie Trims Her Manicure (Fiction)

April 13, 2016 • ART, ART OF LIVINGComments (1)

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