Category: Books

John Cheever 4

Sunday Morning! Beginning John Cheever

On a recommendation from a local poet, I have started reading the short stories of an American master of the form, and was greatly rewarded for the effort.

Harry Potter 16

Harry Potter and the Many Faces of Motherhood

Harry Potter, both on screen and in the books, is also about the many iterations of motherhood, how it manifests, and the many ways in which it alters the world.

technology 22

The Deification of Technology

We have fooled ourselves into perceiving our technology as neutral, detached from our own biased and irrational ways.

women 24

Men Who Help

Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.

brave new world 9

Distraction is the Larger Picture

This is the biggest benefit of “Amusing Ourselves to Death:” its introduction into the world of deconstructing cultural mythology. What we take for granted, and oftentimes fail to see.

Williamson 21

Comment Rescue: The Underclass

In Avi Woolf’s Kevin Williamson’s Smallest World post, Brother Rufus wrote an insightful and incisive comment:

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Kevin Williamson’s Smallest World

A radical libertarian manifesto that deserves to be taken seriously – and rejected. A Review of Kevin Williamson’s “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics”

movies 60

Actually, the Film Was Better Than These Books

“The book was better” is not something I say very often, but it is no less true: books are a different medium and what works on the page my not work on the screen and vice versa.

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