What do Jason Bourne, Superman, Batman, and Frank Underwood have in common?Read more "Feudal Superheroes in an Age of Empire"
By Mark McConaghy In part one of this series, I asked the question: why read literature in this day and age? What can literature actually do to better humanity? While intellectuals, professors, and graduate students may feel that an answer to such a question is readily apparent- literature Enlightens! Enthralls! Nurtures our Soul!- I have […]Read more "Why Read Literature Part 2: We Still Need Scalpels"
Mark McConaghy on the Passing of Noted Film Critic Roger Ebert. Film critic and writer Roger Ebert has died. Thousands of people have expressed their sorrow on twitter, facebook, blogs, and in print. The outpouring has come from famous filmmakers and powerful politicians to everyday people, all of whom were touched in some way by […]Read more "For Roger"