The Jersey Devil

Edgar Allan Poe wrote in his essay on interior design and specifically about American ideals of aesthetic good “[A] man of large purse has usually a very little soul which he keeps in it.” While Poe may be speaking of a lack of culture and taste, specifically represented in Republican manners, this description is particularly... Continue Reading →

(Lake) Mungo, pawn in game of life

Stanley Kubrick mentioned to Stephen King that a ghost story was hopeful because it assumed there was life after death.  In Kubrick’s case, he was speaking about The Shining, but hope is a strange thing to envision in Joel Anderson’s faux docudrama Lake Mungo. In the film, a family deals with the facts in the... Continue Reading →

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