“The Da Vinci Code” is a story of the cryptographer “Sophie” and symbologist “Robert Langdon” and their more up than down journey for the “Holy Grail” from Louvre in Paris to the historic (Legendary?) Roslyn Chapel in Scotland, through West Minister, with a quick stopover at Depositary bank of Zurich, helped by a knight of the empire ( Sir Lee Teabing), with an agenda and an albino hench-man who isn’t beyond using meaningless pain and violence, even on himself. 263 more words
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The media echo and punditocracy has been talking about the “principle” of the Confederate (rebel) flag and its removal. Many people support taking it down while others resist the removal of the flag on grounds of cultural inheritance. 1,607 more words
Fiction often has the ability to convey truths that factual reporting cannot. The Indiana Jones stories have a pattern. An archaeologist decodes some hidden information in ancients manuscripts or at digs in the field and this information becomes the source of great knowledge and power. 467 more words
It’s movie season! And not Oscar-contender season, but summertime — good ole fashioned blockbuster, crowd-pleasing movie season. This year we’re talking Jurassic World, Pixar’s… 857 more words
Several years ago, an English judge (“Good morning, Judge“) got himself into slightly hot water.
In fact it looks more like mild criticism from the Court of Appeal – when it was called upon to review his judgment in a certain high-profile case – but as lawyers will know, even the gentlest reproach when uttered in public by such bodies resounds like the thunders of Zeus*. 981 more words