In this otherwise totally predictable thumbsucking New York Times profile of Zachary Quinto, which features the Star Trek/Heroes star going to great lengths to explain that while Hollywood pays the rent, his superior heart is in the theatre, dahling, the reporter gets off his own bit of silliness:
Mr. Quinto pierces the sympathetic core of a character tormented by his own failings and by the existential agonies of living in Ronald Reagan’s America.
Two thoughts: 1) It’s amazing that serious people still deny liberal bias in the press when it is so blithely and openly inserted into even non-political arts features. I mean, seriously, “existential agonies”? 2) I love and frequently attend live theatre and yet still manage to recognize it’s a matter of taste, not an opportunity for pseudo-intellectual self-fluffing. Congrats on the Kushner gig, Spock, but to be such pompous ass about it is…highly illogical.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?