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Not Every Critic’s a Parasite, but . . .

image of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood"

(Author’s note: I was about to post an illustration today of why I loathe Pauline Kael–I find that returning to her movie reviews is like picking at a scab–when I realized I’d posted a more temperate, less ad Kaelinam, piece … Read more »

A Few Moments in Italy

image of a cat in a pot of oregano

It has been pointed out to me that during my first extended vacation in Italy, last spring, the folks back in the States got the unexpected news that Osama bin Laden had been taken out.  And that during my second … Read more »