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Rome Journal: Ruins

Francis Levy | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

Tintern Abbey is a famous ruin. Wordsworth's poem, "Tintern Abbey"(1798) reflects the once grand structure's sublimity.

'Breaking Bad' 'Ozymandias' Secrets Revealed One Year Later | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment

With the final four episodes of "Breaking Bad" looming last fall, Vince Gilligan hinted to EW, “A great many chickens will come home to roost for Wa...


Francis Levy | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Heidegger said that the only way to live an authentic existence is through the awareness of death. By this definition Zadie Smith is living an inauthe...

Here Today Gone Today

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Francis Levy

In l0 to the l00th power years watch out. Dennis Overbye quotes that piece of exponential data from a paper written by Joseph Lykten, of the Fermi Nat...

Fascinating. Not Noble. Not A Hero.

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.17.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

The vigorous and insistent desire to interpret Walt's actions in positive ways (and Skyler's in negative ways) is providing us with a useful X-ray of our minds and hearts and souls

This 'Breaking Bad' Teaser Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | Posted 07.30.2013 | TV

AMC has released a new poetic, ominous "Breaking Bad" teaser that features Walter White (Bryan Cranston) reading Percy Bysshe Shelley's 1818 sonnet "O...

Big Brother 12: The Sorrows of Boobiac

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

We rejoin our competition with the houseguests clinging to a spinning giant paint can while being splattered with gaily-colored effluvia, and slapped by a paint brush the size of my second husband.

Big Brother 12: I, Boobiac!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Captain Kosher's parting shots last week set off dynamite in Rachel, aka Boobiac, which detonated in Kristen's face the moment Boobiac won HOH a second time, thus demonstrating that she is the Empress Caligulotta.

Review: Watchmen (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The production is handsome, the acting is exceptional, and the special effects are mostly effective. But, at the end of the day, Watchmen is not an exciting story.

Watchmen: Who's Watching The Watchmen?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Based on one of the most collected and memorable comic book runs in history, the movie Watchmen tries to be all things cosmic and ambiguously moral to all of us.