Browsing: November-December 2015

November-December 2015

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            What, then, is the truth about the author’s treatment of homosexuality in the original The Lord of The Rings? Are Jackson’s films faithful to Tolkien’s vision, or do they augment the story with contemporary sexual attitudes? Equally engaging is the question of the life of Tolkien, and the role that homosexuality played in his relationships with men, especially his attachment to the author C. S. Lewis and the literary circle known as “The Inklings.”

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Portraits at an Exhibition is an engaging book, unfolding like a visit to an art museum, recounting well the joy both of viewing paintings and of reading wall-text labels, and becoming frustrated by the constant flow of people cutting into one’s space.

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A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in Nineteenth-Century Rome by Melissa Dabakis Penn State. 286 pages, $29.95 AS I WRITE, a media circus is spinning around Harper Lee’s…More

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The Early Riots Did Make a Difference To the Editor: I take issue with you saying early riots in San Francisco and Los Angeles ended with a thud [in…More

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File Under When These Things Write Themselves Could this be one of those times when one segment of the population can only see something hilarious, while another (the majority?)…More

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“WHO IS THE WOMAN on the cover,” Richard Lindsay asks in the opening line of his book on Bible-based epic movies, “and why is she in a chariot being…More

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AS A GENRE known for pushing the boundaries of good taste, horror films occupy a unique position within American cinema. Because horror triggers an emotional response in audiences through…More

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IN CRUISING THE MOVIES: A Sexual Guide to “Oldies” on TV (1985), Boyd McDonald scrutinizes the anatomy of Ronald and Nancy Reagan with maniacal glee. The President is not…More

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