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Who is the Best Supporting Actress of the 1970s?

The 1970s was a surprisingly weak year for Best Supporting Actress winners but by the time we get into the top five we’ll have some real contenders for the title. … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

How the Chief of Staff Shapes the Presidency: The Gatekeepers, by Chris Whipple: Book Review

The success or failure of a presidency largely depends on whether or not the president is able to deliver on the agenda he or she sets upon taking office. Are … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Elizabeth Bennet Still Matters

On #InternationalWomensDay, I thought it would be important to stop and┬átake a look at literature’s most famous female character. Ask people who their favorite literary character is and you’re bound … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Culture of Violence: The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan: Book Review

The Association of Small Bombs begins with a sudden explosion in a Delhi marketplace in 1996. Two young brothers, Tushar and Nakul Khurana, are killed. Their friend Mansoor Ahmed survives. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Problems With NBC’s Chicago Series

And I don’t just mean that they’ve run out of heroic institutions to base spin-offs around. I mean, where else could they go? Chicago Education? Chicago.Gov? Don’t give Dick Wolf … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 2017 Oscars: Why a Shareable Ceremony Doesn’t Work

No question, the 89th Academy Awards will always be remembered for #EnvelopeGate, the Best Picture flub heard round the world. It’s an awards show’s ultimate nightmare–made even worse given that … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who is the Best Supporting Actor of the 1970s?

The Best Actor category in the 1970s is full of larger than life performances that commanded your attention. Perhaps in an attempt to balance that out, the Supporting Actor category … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment