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Arthur Miller's 'A View From The Bridge' Is A Cold War Political Allegory As Well As A Family Tragedy
E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental Col...
Last year, the 100th anniversary of playwright Arthur Miller's birth, saw a remarkable revival of five of his plays. "A View From the Bridge" and "The Crucible" opened on Broadway.
Juliann Garey on the Nature of Memory and Sex in a Bipolar World
Robert David Jaffee
Author, journalist and mental health activist
No, he is a man who is spiraling into a vortex of delusion, mania and depression. But the book is about more than mental illness. It is a meditation on memory, its hopscotch, recursive nature and the extent to which forgiveness is possible for the memory-deprived.
In his classic
Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytic Meaning of History
, Norman O. Brown glommed upon Freud's concept of polymorphous perversity to describe the rich palette of human instinct.
Writers on Fighters
Arts and Culture Writer
At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing
, a new anthology from The Library of America, reads like an elegy for the fight game.
The Best "Back to School" Movies
Given the profound significance of education in our lives, it's no surprise there's no shortage of movies on the subject. Here are ten of my own favorite films about school, learning, and those mostly noble souls who teach.
Dead Folks, 2009: The Missed and the Not Missed
Award-Eligible Film Legend, Goddess, and Lush
Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."
The Glenn Beck Movie Was Made in 1957 -- It's
A Face in the Crowd
Editor of HeadButler.com
People -- and Americans in particular -- love being conned. I can't think of a better time to watch
A Face in the Crowd
Two Young (-ish, at the Time) Punks Attempt to Re-Write Schulberg
Ben Stiller and Jerry Stahl
I guess you could say that our relationship with Budd Schulberg was typical Hollywood: we met him, we liked each other, and in the end, we kind of broke his heart. But that didn't mean we didn't stay friends.
What Schulberg Might Have Told Obama About Fighting
Managing Director of DKC
Organizations that can't touch Obama in the ring are moving to a crowding, brawling, Frasier-like approach to the debate.
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