Tag Archives: Don’t Panic

Masterful Storytelling, Most of It Quite Fanciful

This was the week Obama was in Ireland – but even if his great-grandfather’s grandfather was from Ireland, our president just doesn’t seem Irish. His father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas, and he was born in Hawaii … Continue reading

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Panic Nation

Hollywood is a stupid place, but they do get some things right. Panic reveals character. You set up an end-of-the-world situation (any monster-vampire-disaster or James Bond movie) or an end-of-your-world-as-you-know-it situation (any teen broken-heart movie or any Woody Allen movie) … Continue reading

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