February 17, 2009



Can I just rant about the New Yorker for a second???

I was so excited to see the Ian McEwan profile that, not wanting to wait for my next trip to the newsstand, I decided to purchase the online edition.

The credit card payment went through, but the website won't let me log in! I contacted their customer service, and have yet to receive a reply.

So bottom line: no Ian McEwan profile yet! Very disappointed in the New Yorker and thoroughly frustrated!


John Fox

No, it's not just you thinking there's a lot about Rushdie/Fatwa. Videos, articles, and now a new book coming out -- I've felt swamped. I mean, I'm fascinated by it, admittedly, but you're right there's a surge.


The Reader, as a film, works. Best picture, not sure. For my money, The Dark Knight deserves a place among the nominees.

Thank you for saying that about Life is Beautiful, though. My God. That film reeks of sappy, emotional manipulation. His Oscar performance solidified my opinion. With the film Defiance, some have called for an end to Holocaust films. I think that's a bit much - considering The Counterfeiters came out recently and blew me away.


Oh, I hated The Reader as well - not only was the story horrible, but the writing was pure crap. I haven't seen the movie either - and won't - I also loved the Rosenbaum article and posted a link on my blog!

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