January 17, 2018, 23:14

Culture
  • Orient Express doesn’t feel like Agatha Christie

    Agatha Christie’s novels have become classics in the mystery canon—perhaps not for perfect literary prose ...

    Agatha Christie’s novels have become classics in the mystery canon—perhaps not for perfect literary prose, but most likely for the eccentricity and endearing manner of her detective protagonists, espe ...

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  • Blight & Flight: The Wisdom of Abandoned Buildings

    I have mixed feelings about the removal of unsavory aspects of our history for the same reason that I am ...

    I have mixed feelings about the removal of unsavory aspects of our history for the same reason that I am ambivalent about tearing down old motels and strip malls; because our built landscape, complete ...

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  • Thor: Superhero, Überman

    On January 27, 1979, Saturday Night Live aired a segment from its popular TV show, “What If?” The host as ...

    On January 27, 1979, Saturday Night Live aired a segment from its popular TV show, “What If?” The host asks the simple question (from “Kevin O’Donnell, 10, a paperboy from Houghton Illinois”): “What i ...

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  • Stressed? Depressed? Cowboy Up!

    I always leave my cowboy friends’ house in a good mood, relaxed from a couple of cans of Coors, and cover ...

    I always leave my cowboy friends’ house in a good mood, relaxed from a couple of cans of Coors, and covered in dog fur. It’s the best way to go through life. “Cow Camp,” as they call their quaint litt ...

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  • Metropolis at 90: You’ll Never See a Movie Like This Again

    In 1927, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis premiered in Berlin, accompanied by majestic symphonic music written by ...

    In 1927, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis premiered in Berlin, accompanied by majestic symphonic music written by composer Gottfried Huppertz, one of the first orchestral works specially composed for films dur ...

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  • More Women Have Joyless Sex Than You Think

    The great 19th century British jurist, James Fitzjames Stephen, writes the following in Liberty, Equality ...

    The great 19th century British jurist, James Fitzjames Stephen, writes the following in Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: “A woman marries. This in every case is a voluntary action. If she regards the ma ...

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