Chronicles Magazine April 2007

  • VITAL SIGNS

    A Great Tradition Renewed

    Literary feuds, like ideas, have consequences. After Sir Walter Scott read a disparaging review of his Marmion in the Edinburgh Review, the bard of the Borders decided that what British life needed above all was a journal that would give...

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  • IN THE DARK

    The Squirm Index

    Allow me to introduce the Squirm Index. For a while now, I have been looking for an alternative to the overly elastic rating system used by the Motion Picture Association of America, which has, for 39 years, been trying to quantify what...

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