The Joker depicts with a penetrating portrayal by Joaquin Phoenix of the much-maligned, non-college-bred white male, which is why the “social justice” thugs hate this film sight unseen, the various factors that breed one of today’s most persecuted minorities, the American outcast, into monsters.
Walt Whitman composed this elegy, or mourning poem, "O Captain! My Captain!" after Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865. O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I...
In the Romantic Manifesto, Ayn Rand reports that before she heard the name “Aristotle,” she had accepted his principle “that fiction is of greater philosophical importance than history, because history represents things only...
How classic literature can contribute to the vital quest for meaning.
Scott Holleran on Bertolucci’s muted, mythological, China-themed masterpiece.
What trials unite Katniss Everdeen, Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins and many of literature’s most interesting heroes — and you?
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
As the Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight film turns 50, Scott Holleran explores the reasons for the controversial box-office hit and the impact of its legacy.
Gone with the Wind is an expression of the ability of the individual to resist the times, the trials and ruins of the day, rise and never let one’s ego be destroyed.
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
To sever for years…
Philosopher Ayn Rand said that she wanted no eulogies at her funeral, but only asked that her favorite poem, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, be read.
This is for everyone in love and for everyone looking for love. None of us should have to wait until we’re 85.