Hanks emphasized the singular pleasure of doing one’s work, of doing it right, of doing it on deadline (and, by implication, on budget) and of doing it for one’s own sake.
Mabanckou bestowed the Freedom of Expression Courage award to Charlie Hebdo’s editor-in-chief Gerard Biard to a standing ovation 48 hours after Islamic terrorists assaulted a Texas cartoon competition.
The attempt to smear winners of this year’s nominations for Academy Awards with “racism” is actually racism itself.
Harmless fantasy has its place, but a life of fantasy creates a multitude of problems.
Paul Hamm’s quest for gold is an example of what makes a human being human: the ability to apply ones’ mind in concentrated physical effort over an extended period of time to achieve a long-range goal in the face of obstacles
What is the best English-language novel of the 20th century? Clearly, one of these novels is a stylistic masterpiece, and the other is trash. The fighting is over which is which.