The art of juxtaposition

Redefining Positivity

by Sonny Bunch on May 16, 2012

“Samuel L. Jackson generated controversy when he responded angrily to what was, on balance, a positive review from AO Scott in the New York Times.” –Freddie DeBoer, Parabsis (Emphasis mine.) “While ‘The Avengers’ is hardly worth raging about, its failures are significant and dispiriting. The light, amusing bits cannot overcome the grinding, hectic emptiness, the bloated cynicism […]


A conversation on race over the years

by Sonny Bunch on March 25, 2012

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.” — Eric Holder, 2009 “I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like […]


Some wisdom, some foolishness

by Sonny Bunch on March 15, 2012

“TRASHING FORCE may win you a lot of friends, but it is stupid. There is nothing ‘artificial’ about the primacy of defense because there is nothing artificial about threats and conflicts and atrocities.” — Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic. “The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” — Thucydides, “Melian […]