Tag Archives: Nathanael West

Considering the End of the World

There’s something nicely apocalyptic about Hollywood. There’s that last scene in the Nathanael West novel Day of the Locust – that’s where it all burns to the ground, all of Hollywood, and then all of Los Angeles, as the hapless and emblematic … Continue reading

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Miss Loneyhearts

No one likes advice – they resent being told to just cheer up and look on the sunny side of things, when their world is falling apart. Just try telling someone how to fix their golf swing. And psychiatrists know … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Apocalyptic

Tuesday, August 23 – now that was some day – there was wall-to-wall coverage of the Rebel Alliance basically chasing Gadhafi out of Tripoli. Yeah, all day long the cable news folks kept calling them the Rebel Alliance. But it … Continue reading

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