The Purple Rose of Cairo
In this 1985 Woody Allen film, set in 1935 New Jersey, a movie character walks of the screen and into the real world: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089853/ Phil C. will... Learn more
Andrew Jackson: A Great President?
Recent opinion seems to have highlighted Jackson's actions in the Trail of Tears rather than his populist crusade against the Bank of the United States, and his place on... Learn more
Is there Life in the Universe (besides us)?
The search for extraterrestrial life (SETI) has been going on for some time. If there are 10^22 stars in the universe, and some or most have planets, it would seem to be... Learn more
Gustave Flaubert: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi"
Gustave Flaubert was one of the greatest writers of the 19th century and, in my view, one of the greatest of all time. He was a martyr to art, who laboriously crafted... Learn more
The Last Days of Stalin
Joshua Rubenstein has published a new book on this epochal event which might have marked a dramatic turning point in the Cold War, and which has given rise to much... Learn more
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