RIP, Roger Ebert

I thought of Roger Ebert as one of the Three Secret Kings of the Internet, along with Wil Wheaton and George Takei.  And, like most of the people I see writing about Roger Ebert, I have a complex response to him and his work.  “I didn’t always agree, but…” seems the most common starting place […]

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A Perfect Frame

Early in Eddie Campbell’s painterly “picture novel,” The Black Diamond Detective Agency, the main character, Jackie Hardin, says, “We thought we had all the time in the world…. Tomorrow can take it all away” (7).  And with the implied death of a young daughter and a bucolic description of Lebanon, Missouri, prefaced with the description, […]

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