Film History—Citizen Kane Still Counts

We are not usually interested in what film critics outside are up to. That’s their business. But Mick LaSalle‘s confession in the Sunday (Feb. 24) San Francisco Chronicle that he had never seen Blade Runner or 2001: A Space Odyssey was a bit staggering. How could you write about films for a living and [...]

Lolita Amnesia

Stung by criticism that its “Lolita” beds for girls might be sending the wrong message, Woolworths stores have discontinued the scandalous model after parents’ group set up a fuss. (The model was still advertised on a supplier’s website—Lolita—when I checked.) As its excuse, a Woolworths rep claimed to be ignorant of Vladimir Nabokov’s [...]