Monthly Archives: September 2015

What’s up with the IMDb reviews for Fury Road?

The fourth Mad Max movie dazzled critics. It wowed Cannes. It acquitted itself at the box office (albeit just barely). It became an instant nerd sensation. It has respectable user ratings on Metacritic and Amazon. Most of the reviews on … Continue reading

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To Bard or not to Bard: Why teach Shakespeare?

In this June article, Megan McArdle links to a couple of essays about the importance of teaching Shakespeare. Should we keep forcing Shakespeare on unwilling and uninterested students? Or should we kick him out of the curriculum as just another … Continue reading

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