Tag: The Crown

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We have been binge watching The Crown lately, being just as interested in the intimate details of the British royal family as any other red blooded American. And why not? It may be fiction but it isn’t drawn from a comic book. That digression aside, one episode in particular caught my attention, the attempted coup with […]

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ACF Critic Series #1

 

Happy New Year, fellow Ricochetti. The ACF is introducing, along with our flagship movie podcast and the Middlebrow series, a Critic series. Our first guest is one of my favorites, Armond White, of NRO and Out magazine, formerly of City Arts and other venues. He is the gritty reboot of American criticism–the hero we need even, if not necessarily the one we deserve. No one is more counter-cultural and there is nothing more needful, because it is absent, than counter-cultural voices and thoughts. If you want to get to know a man who thinks of criticism as a vocation and whose love of American pop culture is both deep and spontaneous, he’s your guy.

Reconsidering “The Crown”

 

Hi Ricochet! It’s been a while since writing. Holidays, friends and family along with a healthy dose of Steelers, Rams and LA Kings take its toll. Actually, I should really blame it on my new love affair with The Crown on Netflix. First I should say, I didn’t want to watch this series. It looked like it would be a slog through some Merchant Ivory/Downton Abbey costume drama that has never interested me. Forty years ago I would stand on the streets of old Londontown donning my AC/DC schoolboy uniform (for realz) as Her Royal Highness parade-waved us commoners from her gold-leafed carriage. I recall not really caring about any of it even then. It all seemed so … unnecessary. And now, I am reconsidering my apathy.

Pitfalls, Stupidity, and Danger – Kurt Schlichter on 2018

 

Kurt SchlichterAs we conclude a year where the news never stopped breaking, we are happy to welcome back Kurt Schlichter, one of the most prolific writers today. As a columnist at Townhall.com his articles are a must read, as well as his fast-paced books which can be found on Amazon.com. Kurt is the author of the novels Conservative InsurgencyIndian Country and People’s Republic.

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Peter Morgan is a British dramatist who professes no fascination for the Royals of his country. Yet, Elizabeth II has become his muse. Once, he began to write a screenplay that concerned the way former Prime Minister Tony Blair handled the death of Princess Diana. It evolved into a star turn for Helen Mirren as […]

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