Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Franchise Slumbers

I saw my first Star Wars in December 1981; my brother had bought us a brace of tickets as a welcome-home treat. (I had been away at boarding-school.) I enjoyed every minute of it, from the opening gunfight, right down to the destruction of the Death Star. I ¬†looked forward to the sequels with someContinue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Franchise Slumbers”

A Friendly Amendent to Nina Strohminger’s McGinn Review

Nina Strohminger–a post-doctoral fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics–recently wrote a¬†scathing review of Colin McGinn‘s book The Meaning of Disgust. Thanks to Strohminger’s flamboyant cuffing of McGinn around the ears, her review earned her some well-deserved ‘net fame. I have not read the book so I cannot comment on it but the review doesContinue reading “A Friendly Amendent to Nina Strohminger’s McGinn Review”