Articles by Jon Haber

Time Travel

I've recently been enjoying a delightful piece of kiddie-hokem with my 6-year old son, the 1960s fantasy film Journey to the Beginning of Time.   The movie chronicles the adventures of four young New York borough boys who travel "across... Read More

With Great Power...

My five year old has taken to wearing a cape to kindergarten over the last few weeks. While my wife and I struggled to come up with a name for this child years ago, we have recently been informed... Read More

I, Arafat

When the BBC's groundbreaking mini-series I Claudius was in production, the cast (which consisted of some of Britain's finest actors) struggled with a dilemma: how to portray the global leaders of their day (the Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula,... Read More

A Kerry Supporter Explains Why He's Optimistic About the Outcome

As I write, the man I voted for has just conceded defeat. And yet, I can't help but feel optimistic about many elements of the outcome of November 2nd, 2004. Although Ohio did not turn this year's vote into... Read More

Criswell's Razor

Ask anyone his or her favorite closing line in a movie, and you will probably get a melodramatic climax (such as "Tomorrow is another day!" from Gone With the Wind) or a melodramatic dénouement (such as "This looks like... Read More

Another Kind of Blowback

Terrorists choose as their soft target a school containing dozens of children. After demonstrating that they mean business by killing a security guard and murdering several students, they proceed to hold the rest of the school hostage. In the... Read More

Art in a Free Society

With the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz reaching the "retirement age" of 65 this year, it is worth remembering how that film not only continues to delight (and frighten) generation after generation of children around the world, but... Read More

The Exploitation Flick Returns

Fifty years ago, exploitation movie pioneer Kroger Babb lost his shirt trying unsuccessfully to hawk his premier product, an alleged sex film entitled Mom and Dad, to New York sophisticates. What might this episode teach us about Babb's contemporary... Read More

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