Here is a line from Captain Kirk quoted in the Moore essay that is linked in the post below:
“We’re human beings, with the blood of a million savage years on our hands. But we can stop it. We can admit that we’re killers, but we won’t kill today.”
It's a quote I'd like more people to live by.
And here is a line from A.O. Scott, also linked in the post below:
"Rock stars have fans; opera singers have worshipers; but movie directors have partisans. Liking a given director’s movies can feel like a matter of principle, not of taste; failing to appreciate them is therefore evidence of cretinism or, at best, a serious moral and intellectual deficiency."
I definitely sense the same thing in film lovers.
A Challenge, Not a Crusade (John L. Allen, Jr.)
Yesterday I said I wouldn't link to comments about the Pope's comments. I'm nothing if not a liar and a hypocrite.
Hannibal Lecter to Drop By for Holiday Helpings (Motoko Rich)
There are a lot of intriguing things about the new Thomas Harris book, including the way it was written.
Finally, Some Prime-Time Racism: Battle of the races on 'Survivor' places discussion of stereotypes where it belongs -- in the mainstream. (Joel Stein)
Does Stein have a point?
Author Too Much Of A Pussy To Kill Off Characters (The Onion)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Gerrymandered To Serve King Friday's Make-Believe Agenda (The Onion)