Christopher HItchens 1949 – 2011

Christopher Hitchens has died.When asked about his own death, he was understandably concerned about his legacy.In November 2011 George Eaton wrote in the┬áNew Statesman:"The tragedy of Hitchens' illness is that it came at a time when he enjoyed a larger audience than ever. Of his tight circle of friends - Amis, Fenton, McEwan, Rushdie - Hitchens was the last to gain international renown, yet he is now read more widely than any of them." Eaton said, Hitchens would like to be … [Read more...]

Mommie Dearest “No wire hangers” explained by abortion?

I just realized this a few weeks ago. Am I on to something here?I saw the film Mommie Dearest when I was young. Young enough to use it against my own mother like a little brat. "Yes, Mommie Dearest!" So maybe I was just too young to get it, but I was always really freaked out by the wire coat hanger scene. I thought that mother was crazy. Why on earth would anybody freak out over such a minor detail?Watch the scene:'ve heard so many … [Read more...]