“We Must Be Prepared For Wonders:” The Revelations That Never Were…

Most of us are familiar to a limited degree with the story of Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1873): his disappearance, his October, 1871 discovery in Ujiji, Tanzania, by Henry Stanley (1841-1904), and Stanley's greeting to Livingstone: "Dr. Livingstone, I believe?" Even if the latter phrase is a post-facto invention by… » 5/10/11 1:00pm 5/10/11 1:00pm

The Secret Scifi Love Affair Between Almodovar And Spillane

When I was in college, I had two obsessions: art movies and pulp novels. The art movies were everything foreign or indie, from Almodovar to Egoyan to Greenaway. The pulp novels included some science fiction, but also a bunch of Mickey Spillane and Richard Stark. They were opposites, high and low culture, but they… » 2/29/08 2:30pm 2/29/08 2:30pm