Skeptical is the only word that accurately describes my original feelings about reading Larry McMurtry’s 1985 book, Lonesome Dove. Sure, it won the Pulitzer. Sure, it has a perfect 5-star rating on Amazon. Sure, it’s one of the “best westerns ever written.” But, does that really matter? It’s a western—not to mention 800 pages. It turned out to be a worthy...
Cleopatra: The Faceless Queen
Reality television is incredibly popular and draws millions of viewers each evening. Conveniently placed near the check out line at the local supermarket are tabloid magazines, announcing the latest fashion faux pax, celebrity breakup, or the discovery of a new life form on an unknown planet. Websites, such as TMZ and Entertainment Online, were established primarily to provide instant...