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Welcome to Sleepy Hollow

The plot: In the new Fox series from Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, British turncoat spy Ichabod Crane (his civilian gig was teaching History at Oxford) gives the Headless Horseman his name, fighting for George Washington in the Hudson Valley.  He subsequently blacks out, and wakes up 232 years later (a la Rip … Continue reading

It’s An Honor Thing

This is it folks, Election Day is tomorrow. In the morning, I’ll go vote before the lines get too long, and by this time tomorrow night, I’ll be watching the returns. My plan is to stick with Stewart and Colbert for most of the night, but I think I’ll pop over to NBC every so … Continue reading

Cultural Memory and Kurt Anderson’s “True Believers”

The upside of the power outage is that I have had more time to read (though it’s by flashlight, in my freezing cold house, underneath a sleeping bag, a quilt and two sweaters).  I’m several chapters into Studio 360 host Kurt Anderson’s new novel True Believers.  One of the most interesting parts about the book is … Continue reading