Monthly Archives: April 2011

What makes you cry?

There’s a wonderful scene in¬†Broadcast News in which Jane Craig, played by Holly Hunter, unplugs the phone in her hotel room, sits down on the bed, and starts weeping and wailing. She cries passionately for several minutes before pulling herself … Continue reading

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A question of timing

What if you spent 20 years writing your magnum opus, only to pass away the day before its publication? That’s what happened to Columbia professor Manning Marable, remembered here in the New York Times. “For two decades, the Columbia University … Continue reading

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