What Do We Truly Like About American Idol?

What do we like about American Idol?  I struggle to answer this, because the responses are quite varied.  David Dunham and my high school students enjoy Simon tearing down (sorry: constructively criticising in a British sort of way) hopeless hopefuls.  Rich likes awkward silences.  My wife likes beautiful voices.  Apparently, America likes sob stories and youth.  Me?  I like watching the Detroit Tigers on a different channel. But as far as I can tell, enjoyment of American Idol tends to … [Read more...]

"There Will Be Blood" Makes Good on Its Promise

"There Will Be Blood" Makes Good on Its Promise, and Startles in its Depiction of Evil Manhood … [Read more...]