His acting remains forever fixed in a time that never dates.
We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
It is guaranteed to put all teeth on edge, including George Washington's, wherever they might be.
Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
America, meaning mostly the United States, is not an easy concept to comprehend. It may be appropriate that it was discovered by a Genoese sailor, in the service of the Spanish crown, looking for some place else and that, for the next half-century, it was treated as a geological impediment to be gotten through or around in order to reach some far more profitable other side.