A new documentary captures the sweeping human impact of one of the country’s largest library systems
James Dean: James Dean, an American film actor who became a symbol of the confused, restless, and idealistic youth of the 1950s.
“Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald Reading a great biography is like watching a tragedy unfold. The promises of youth gradually give way to the limitations imposed by reality, and demise and denouement inevitably ensue.
In the midst of a creative crisis, the British actor impulsively purchased Kilcoe Castle, a long-abandoned fortress near the water. David Kamp learns how a magical retreat came to be.
There’s a weird problem that keeps popping up with Star Trek: Discovery and I can’t tell whose fault it is. Is it journalists writing about the show who don’t know its background? Is it that the people involved in the show are bad ambassadors for it? Is it the way the show’s being promoted? Is it just the news cycle? Whatever the cause, the effect is that Discovery is constantly marketed as groundbreaking when it should be marketed as following in Star Trek’s footsteps.
Editor’s Note: Thoughtful essay, ideas to ponder…
How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?
In response to real-world tragedies, a number of people online have turned to Superman for a lesson in diversity and respect. Now, DC has shared some history and a beautiful restoration of a classic poster.
How an unemployed comics fan and group of teenagers created one of the most influential pop-culture events ever.