Uryens and Leondegrance

Uryens and Leondegrance

Or… Trump the Mundane. A deep-dive into the cobwebbed recesses of my pop culture recollection dug out this snippet from John Boorman’s magnificent 1981 film Excalibur, which quite succinctly encapsulates the Trumpian political landscape of today. I...

Rules For Rules

Consider this oddity. In New York, if you purchase one bagel at a bagel store, it is not subject to sales tax… provided you purchase it intact. A bagel with cream cheese, or butter, or even simply sliced in half is subject to sales tax. Why is this? Because an...

The Tyranny of the List

One of my best friends keeps lists. Not lists of to-do things, like one might imagine (although it’s safe to assume he has those as well), but inventory lists, including one that tallies every movie he’s ever seen. I do such lists, and they include musical...