Daily Archive: September 13, 2009



Paul Bettany’s best role to date was as a 19th century naturalist. Now he’s playing Charles Darwin in Creation, which can’t find a US distributor because – wait for it – the Theory of...


from the archives

Not to pick old wounds, but I was digging around and found this interview with Jonah Goldberg from Salon. I think it’s the best refutation of Liberal Fascism, as it’s both eminently fair, subject...


Sunday Poem Series

Nefarious War by Li Po Translated from the Chinese by Shigeyoshi Obata Last year we fought by the head-stream of the So-Kan, This year we are fighting on the Tsung-ho road. We have washed...


more anthropology

I could go on a harangue about this, but really, the thing that kept popping into my head again and again was, “this is the soft bigotry of low expectations.”  Sometimes, an inaccurate compliment...

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