Articles by Edward B. Driscoll

Trapped In Camelot

What happens to a nation when a world-changing event occurs of such tremendous magnitude that half the population can't process who caused it? September 11? Try the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As James Piereson recently told... Read More

18 Doughty Street: Puts All The Pieces Together

In early 2006, when I wrote "Will Video Kill The Blogosphere Star?" for TCS Daily, television and the Internet were merely good friends out on their first date. But a few hours of watching 18 Doughty Street shows how far... Read More

'A Powerfully Corrosive Internal Culture'

Tell me if you've heard this one before: prominent journalist with a quarter century experience at a nationwide broadcasting network leaves said network to write tell-all book exposing its liberal bias. Said journalist remains on cordial terms with many of... Read More

The Language of War and Warriors: Embrace the Slang

In his introduction to the published script of Full Metal Jacket, Michael Herr, the author of the Vietnam-era book Dispatches that partially inspired the movie, wrote that director Stanley Kubrick was notorious for not allowing any of his actors... Read More

The Era of Big Cinema Is Over

One of the most iconic moments in cinema occurs in 1950's Sunset Boulevard, when William Holden says, "Hey, you're Norma Desmond... you used to be big!" And Gloria Swanson replies, "I AM big -- it's the pictures that got small!"... Read More

An Economy of Davids

The death late last month of John Kenneth Galbraith helps to illustrate just how much the American economy -- and indeed the world's -- has changed over the last four decades. Galbraith could plausibly write in 1967's The New Industrial... Read More

21st Century Davids

In an era where the news is frequently gloom-and-doom, it takes a certain amount of chutzpah to realistically predict a rosy future without sounding Pollyannaish. Glenn Reynolds manages to accomplish this in his new book, An Army of Davids, and... Read More

Will Video Kill The Blogosphere Star?

Is there a WebTV box plugged into your TV set? Chances are, probably not. Since the mid-'90s, attempts to bring the Web to television have had only middling success. Lately though, the reverse -- efforts to bring TV to the... Read More

Hollywood Ending?

In case you haven't noticed, Hollywood has a bit of a revenue problem. There have been numerous headlines that film attendance declined an amazing 12 percent from last year. But as Chris Anderson recently mentioned on his Long Tail Weblog,... Read More

A Smarter Boob Tube

In the early 1980s, computer users experienced a dramatic change, as keyboard and command function operating systems like DOS gave way to mouse-driven graphical user interfaces such as Apple's Macintosh and Microsoft's Windows OS. The television viewer may be about Read More

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