Laugh off the Green New Deal at your own peril

John Ruberry By John Ruberry "We've been strangely fortunate. Pippin saw in the Palantír a glimpse of the enemy's plan." Gandalf in the movie version of The Return of the King. Last week with tremendous fanfare US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) announced the rollout of the Green New Deal. On … Continue reading Laugh off the Green New Deal at your own peril

Review: Peaky Blinders so far

By John Ruberry Most of the main characters in Hell on Wheels, my last Netflix binge-watching adventure, were shaped, and scarred, by the American Civil War. In this BBC 2 television show, Peaky Blinders, set in Birmingham, England beginning in 1919, World War I casts its shadow over the lead characters. Three seasons have been … Continue reading Review: Peaky Blinders so far

Review: Season One of The Last Kingdom

By John Ruberry Without the phenomenal box office success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, HBO's Game of Thrones series may not have ever launched. And without GoT's ongoing critical and audience raves, The Last Kingdom would almost certainly never have been giving the green light by the BBC. I just finished binge-watching the … Continue reading Review: Season One of The Last Kingdom