Daily Archives: November 30, 2011

Quentin Rowan Speaks

I was pointed in e-mail to this article by Quentin Rowan, the fellow who released a debut thriller novel that was widely praised for its skill in storytelling — possibly because much of it had been plagiarized from other authors. The resulting mess of that discovery was impressive. Likewise, Mr. Rowan is a bit of […]

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Regarding Snobbery

Apropos of nothing in particular, a few thoughts on the subject of snobbery. 1. One is perfectly within one’s own prerogatives to feel snobby about things, if one feels invested in them in one way or another. 2. However, being a snob often makes one look like an asshole. 3. It especially makes one look […]

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Crunching the Numbers for Remakes

This week over at FilmCritic.com, I look at the economic argument for remakes, reboots and reimaginings; will a new version of an old story make more money than the original, when you adjust for inflation? I crunch the numbers and come up with some interesting results. Come see what they are. And then, of course, […]

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