It has been ten years since a small group of men hijacked a few planes and flew themselves into buildings. Their cause appears to have been a religious one. But we forget that millions of other people with the same religion don’t fly planes into buildings. More significantly than that, other men flew themselves into […]
Napoleon’s letters fetch a lot of booty.
In film school, we usually learn to shoot without dialogue. Historians nostalgically look back to the silent era. Purists, like Hitchcock, have complained that today’s movies are too talky. But aren’t we a bit hard on dialogue? Even Eisenstein, the famous Russian formalist known for his silent “montage”, saw it’s uses.
I read yet another article on how Americans “can’t read maps,” and aren’t being “international” enough. I don’t see why we should censor ourselves to please China’s autocracy.
When in Rome, thank God you’re English.* When in Rome, shouldn’t you do as the Romans Do? Well, Hanmer Warrington didn’t think so.
Lies, more lies, and false statistics. Sure, the average American spends more money than the average Angolan. But does that make America rich?
Do you have an irritating colleague that makes people cry? A boss who pushes you around, but when you complain she says she’s just “unwinding” or “having fun”? Well, bullies are nothing new. In fact, Stephen Decatur Junior and his friend Joseph Bainbridge were bullied.
A friend of mine… Do me a favor… could you please vote for… if you vote for me, I’ll vote for you… You sick of these messages yet? Gone are the days when critics and filmmakers were two different breeds of people. Gone are the days when critics were professionals, who were not anonymous but […]
In 1803, the US lost one of its best ships when Bainbridge hit uncharted rocks. According to Anthony Irvin, the Philadelphia was “one third of Preble’s Squadron.”
The recent “no-fly” zone has proved that Nato is not needed. In the case of Germany and Turkey’s apparent objections, it seems that Nato was not even heeded. Nato is a relic of the Cold War. It serves to annoy China and Russia, two countries who feel targeted by it. It is nothing more than […]