Archive

In the read

As a raving thanatophobic, I presumed Julian Barnes’ Nothing to be Frightened Of—a non-fictional, semi-autobiographical reflection on death and dying—would put me at ease: hey, great, there is nothing to be frightened of! What I didn’t realize was that the title is an incredibly morbid pun.Continue...

Chock full of cinema

As the champagne of 2008 goes flat and 2009 begins to unfold, the Journal’s film critic has decided to take a look at the cream of the film world’s crop for the last twelve months—some noteworthy highs, as well as some disappointing lows.Continue...

Carnage, cruelty and catharsis

“When will this fearful slumber have an end?” asks Titus Andronicus in Act III of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.Continue...

Pages