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Author Archives: Glenn M. Frazier

Smallville

With the new season of Smallville kicking off yesterday on The WB, I thought it'd be fun to go back and see what I'd said earlier. If you watched last night's premier, then you'll recognize that many of the themes I discussed in February have certainly been developed further and in interesting ways. Read More »

David Ignatius: Agents of Innocence

In another time, this 1987 espionage novel set in the Middle East would be great escapist literature. In today's world, however, it is a gripping—and all-too haunting—tale of extreme relevance. Read More »

Friends vs. Allies

Wilson to Bismark: "You've poisoned the relationship." Bismark to Wilson: "Whuh?" Read More »

Mark Bowden: Black Hawk Down

Even if you've seen the movie, you need to read this in-the-streets account of the now infamous seventh mission of Task Force Ranger and Delta Force in Mogadishu, Somalia. Militarily, the mission was a success; politically, it was a disaster. Bowden masterfully captures both the action and the human story in a way that sheds light on our current conflict. Read More »

George Lucas

Each time I watch one of these films, I am struck by something different. This time around, I was particularly aware of the fact that in the five Star Wars films made so far, we are seeing essentially the same images, over and over again. Each time through, they are placed in different contexts, used in different sequences, but basically Lucas is telling stories from a very basic visual vocabulary. Read More »