Monthly Archives: May 2011

Yevgeny Zamyatin

My vote for the greatest writer of the 20th century. Born in Lebedyan, Russia in 1884. Joined the Bolshevik faction of the Social Democratic Labour Party as a student: “To be a Bolshevik in those years meant following the path … Continue reading

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Scarlet Pavilions

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Princess Mononoke (1997)

The story of humanity‚Äôs war with nature is a long and sad one; nature always loses. Was there ever a more innocent, more harmonious time, when Men and Beasts spoke the same language? When did the Great Spirit of the … Continue reading

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The Maxx (1995)

This excellent animated series has now been released on DVD. It took quite a while from its initial release, which was a shame, because The Maxx is one of my favorite pieces of American animation, and certainly in the top … Continue reading

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