Monday, June 11, 2001


Blow Me Down

Johnny Depp proves to be the best Clinton impersonator this side of Hollywood, deftly portraying the rise and fall of the former President.

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Books to Phlog

Book cover of Walker Percy's the Moviegoer at FiftyWalker Percy’s The Moviegoer at Fifty: New Takes on an Iconic American Novel has just been released from LSU Press. This well-received collection of twelve new essays includes a contribution from Jonathan Potter and Read Mercer Schuchardt revisiting “The Moviegoer’s Cinematic References.”

This is the first critical work devoted solely to Percy’s debut novel. Coinciding with the centenary of his birth, this collection offers fresh perspectives that underscore the novel’s ongoing relevance.


Saturday, June 16, 2001


“A.I. is not about the future of robots and our Faustian bargain with technology. It’s about what middle-class parents want, expect, and feel they deserve out of their children: perfection. David doesn’t need food, he doesn’t use the bathroom, he doesn’t need to be trained in morals or manners or, really, anything. He’s the perfect child, tailor-made to your particular neuroses. But even perfect children have their weaknesses and shortcomings; they inescapably place demands on their parents.” (Read Mercer Schuchardt, “A.I.O.U.,”  The Wilberforce Forum, 2001)

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