posted: 10/21/2016 1:55 a.m.
The easiest thing to say about Denial is that it is a courtroom thriller based on the actual case detailed in historian Deborah Lipstadt's 2005 memoir History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier. It is a serious and well-intentioned movie that takes great pains to present things as they could have been.
posted: 10/21/2016 1:51 a.m.
Horror is not my metier.
posted: 10/18/2016 5:45 a.m.
"Who are you?"
posted: 10/16/2016 2:21 a.m.
Five miles due north of Graceland, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music sits in a neighborhood that Yelp! commentators call "sketchy" and locals call "Soulsville."
posted: 10/16/2016 1:54 a.m.
On the northern edge of New Orleans' French Quarter, on Rampart Street near Congo Square and Louis Armstrong Park, there's a homeless shelter called Covenant House.
posted: 10/14/2016 1:49 a.m.
When I started in the newspaper business, Lou Grant was one of the most popular television programs in the country.
posted: 10/11/2016 3:09 a.m.
I ran into one of my favorite conservatives a week ago. We were headed down to hear Ray Moseley, a former Arkansas Gazette reporter who went on to a distinguished career as a foreign correspondent, give a lecture on the Pulitzer Prizes the Gazette won for its coverage of the 1957 Central High School integration crisis, when we saw Bill Vickery dining al fresco at one of those places where people with expense accounts go.
posted: 10/09/2016 2:30 a.m.
It's time to get serious.
posted: 10/09/2016 1:50 a.m.
Dublin is the barky one.
posted: 10/07/2016 5:45 a.m.
I went to elementary school in Goldsboro, N.C., because my father was stationed at the nearby Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. One of the things I remember about moving there in 1964 is overhearing my dad talk about "how we had dropped a couple of nukes" on the area a few years earlier. He had been part of a team sent down to try and recover the unexploded bombs, each of which was more than 100 times more powerful than the ordnance the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima.
posted: 10/04/2016 2:45 a.m.
The Drive-By Truckers are the world's best rock 'n' roll band. And they just released an album you need to hear, especially if you self-identify as Southern. Especially if you're a white male Southerner who has always worked for a living.
posted: 10/02/2016 2:06 a.m.
There is a feeling, sometimes expressed in exasperation, that the pace and spin of modern life is such that it's difficult for a realistic novelist to avoid being overtaken by its absurdity.
posted: 10/02/2016 1:49 a.m.
In his book The Coming Victory of Democracy published in 1938, Thomas Mann wrote that "in a democracy which does not respect the intellectual life and is not guided by it, demagoguery has free play and the level of national life is depressed to that of the ignorant and uncultivated ... [i]f the conception of culture and its level are determined from below, according to the ideas and understanding of the mob--this, precisely, is nothing but demagogy; and we have its perfect example in the so-called Kultur speeches of ... Hitler."
posted: 09/30/2016 5:45 a.m.
I don't watch as many movies as I used to.
posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m.
There was a debate last night.