The Fate of Roger Ebert’s Legacy


“I’m so relieved to be an elite” –tweet from Roger Ebert
Most public figures have done or said something they wish they could take back. When it comes to public intellectuals and film critics specifically, they generally pride themselves on their ability to analyze what they see. Therefore, their responses to culture should be very measured [...]

Citizen Ebert: Roger’s Culturally Illiterate Tweets


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, [...]

Ebert Gives Limbaugh Health Scare Two Thumbs Up


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 [...]

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Do We Feel Lucky? What President Obama Can Learn From Clint Eastwood


Clint Eastwood’s ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan made audiences appreciate his zero tolerance policy for criminals with lines like “Go ahead, make my day”.  Over the course of five films Harry took out the trash for San Francisco.  He squashed numerous threats from serial killers to corrupt police officers.  He drove ‘bleeding heart’ liberals crazy to the [...]