REVISITING FRANK PERRY’S CLASSIC ‘THE SWIMMER’ Wednesday, August 27
A university colleague complained to me last year about her frustration when trying to show a movie to her humanities class. The film was The Swimmer, a 1968 feature based on a famous short story by …
WHEN CHEATERS PROSPER Wednesday, August 27
Elections are too important a business to be left in the hands of the self-interested.
SPOILER ALERT Wednesday, August 6
To be anything more than a none-of-the-above candidate, Adrian Wyllie will have to overcome the Libertarian brand
PERSPECTIVE Wednesday, August 6
Jeff Mizanskey, 61, is a poster child for one well-known criticism of mandatory-minimum sentencing laws — that nonviolent marijuana users (and small-time sellers) may wind up doing decades of hard time and in fact more time than some sociopathic …
WEIRD OLD WORLD Wednesday, August 6
Unconventional Food Prep: Leaked photographs taken by an undercover health and safety officer at China's Tongcheng Rice Noodle Factory in Dongguan city in June show workers in street clothes casually walking back and forth atop piles of vermicelli …
ARIES: October 1-7 Wednesday, October 1
As I hike through the wilderness at dusk, crickets always seem to be humming in the distance. No matter where I go, their sound is farther off, never up close. How can that be? Do they move away as I approach? No leaping insects in the underbrush.
UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT Wednesday, August 6
Werner Purkhart, who's been running a "silent disco" in Salzburg, Austria, for four years, was denied renewal of his business permit in July, supposedly because his parties were too loud. At a silent disco, each dancer wears headphones to hear …
TAURUS: October 1-7 Wednesday, October 1
In three years, you’ll comprehend truths about your life that you can’t grasp now. By then, confusing past events will make sense. You’ll know their purpose and why they occurred. Can you wait that long? If you’d rather not, do a meditation.
SLEEP IT OFF Wednesday, August 6
"The Chinese fondness for napping in odd places is a well-documented phenomenon, one that's spawned a popular website and even a book," wrote The Wall Street Journal in a July dispatch. In a recent photo essay, a Getty Images photographer captured a …
GEMINI: October 1-7 Wednesday, October 1
The journey that awaits is succinct but epic. It’ll last a relatively short time but take months to fully understand. You may feel natural and ordinary as you go through it, even as you’re being heroic. Prepare as best as you can, but keep in mind no amount of preparation will get you completely ready for the spontaneous moves you’ll have to perform.