Is the technological and digital revolution good for us? Astute cultural critic Neil Postman takes on such a complex question in Technopoly. Postman pushes the importance of history while showing us that some people appear to be treating technology as a deity. This is a great read for anyone who has an interest in the [...]
NRB’s Managing Editor David Swindle used to be a film critic. He’s still a cinema enthusiast and DVD/Blu Ray collector.
“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out on Blu Ray on Tuesday. He had this to say:
Most reviews of the set are pretty negative for one reason: the films released are the theatrical editions, not [...]
Has this become the new face of Catholic higher education?
St. Louis University, a Catholic institution, continues on a path designed to made it a laughingstock in the annals of academic freedom, maintaining its ban on yours truly while proclaiming its commitment to intellectual diversity and… academic freedom.
From Inside Higher Ed:
David Horowitz can’t seem to get [...]
As someone who was a working film critic for nearly 20 years—and, I’m pretty sure, the only Baptist to win 2 Catholic Press awards for movie reviews—I probably owe Chicago Sun Time film critic Roger Ebert (and his late partner Tribune critic Gene Siskel) a nod of tribute for popularizing such writing.
Siskel and Ebert were, [...]
As joyous a year as 2009 was for me — I got married and started working for the Freedom Center — there does remain a regret: I had to give up being a film critic. My former employer’s budget got cut and I simply did not have the time for it with all that NRB [...]
When I first read that Rush Limbaugh was in the hospital, I did a quick look at “tweets” with his name as keywords. What I found was a disgusting collection of death wishes. Of course, anytime a major figure might be staring death in the face there will always be a soulless group who wish [...]
L.A. Times Art Critic Defends White House Commie-Chic Xmas
Over at the L.A. Times today, art critic Christopher Knight went after Big Government for reporting on the White House Christmas tree ornaments and the man, Simon Doonan, tapped to oversee the decorations for the White House. Knight’s objection to Big Government’s coverage of the administration’s decision to inject left-wing [...]