LUTHER’S BONFIRE: A Conflagration of Ideas

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Libraries are full of ordinary books stuffed with mediocre stories.  Mind candy, daytime soap operas in paper and ink, they titillate the imagination but are soon abandoned on the cranial cutting room floor. But every so often, one encounters an idea or a string of ideas—like pearls on a choker—stated with such profundity that they catapult across one’s cerebellum, knocking lesser theses off their comfortable perches, crashing into misconceptions, and inciting a riot of reeval … [Read more...]

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CATHARSIS THROUGH FILM: Why "The Notebook" Is the Only Film That Ever Made Me Cry

 I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I've succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I've loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough. --Duke (James Garner), “The Notebook”  I’m a pretty tough cookie when it comes to the movies.  I sit back and analyze the dialogue, deconstruct scenes and then imagine them diffe … [Read more...]

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