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Meaning in Marilynne Robinson’s metaphors

Last week, in a heroic money-saving venture, a University of Wisconsin campus proposed the sacrifice of 13 college majors, mostly in the humanities. The...

A wrinkle in the plotline: Where the film forgot the novel

“A Wrinkle in Time,” it seems, is meant to be a book — and nothing more than that. Last month I warned fans in a...

The boulevard bricklayer

“A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant, and a bastard.” This is how Billy Wilder described his role in...

Aristotle for plebes

Eleanor Shellstrop opens her eyes and finds herself in an unfamiliar waiting room.  “Welcome!” reads the bright green text on the wall in front of...

In ‘Women & Power,’ which do we redefine in the modern era?

Telemachus earned his manhood when he told Penelope to shut up. This proposed paradigm for all Western literary and political discourse is not the way...