History, Reading

Washington Irving and the American Consciousness

It is a wonder to me that most Americans have no clue who Washington Irving was. Along with a very small group of writers - among them Edgar Allen Poe and James Fenimore Cooper - he was one of the first American writers to receive international acclaim. Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron were fans.… Continue reading Washington Irving and the American Consciousness

General

Dark Knight, pt 2

Over the weekend, I have been musing on the best line from "The Dark Knight." After consulting other movie and comic aficionados, doing some market research and sleeping on it, I've decided that the best line from the film is: If you haven't seen the film, then you have no idea what follows this line.… Continue reading Dark Knight, pt 2