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Tainted Love

Arts & Letters Daily pointed me to this… Open Letters Monthly: Against the Wind, by Rohan Maitzen Conroy’s shift into the present tense here neatly illustrates why the “ancient history” defense cannot stand: I am reading Gone with the Wind not in 1936 but in 2010. While I read it, in the present, I am…

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Murdering the Orient Express

Some twenty-ish years ago, the BBC (and by extension on this side of the pond, PBS) began running a TV series based on Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, starring David Suchet as the quirky little detective. And it was brilliant. David Suchet perfectly captured the strange mixture of warm, insightful playfulness and cold calculation that made…