The Corner

“Narnia” Brings No Complaints Here

Took five sixth-graders to see it yesterday (happy birthday, my sweet

son). We all loved it from start to finish. I found in discussion

afterward that the character of Edmund was the most interesting,

because “it’s harder to be good when you’re kind of bad,” as one boy

put it. And aren’t we all kind of bad? These Jewish day school boys

were all less troubled by overt Christian themes than they were by the

persistent worry that some kissing might break out. And the greatest

praise of all was saved for the trailer of “Pirates of the Caribbean

II,” which evoked a small “whoo!” from the only grown-up in the group.

Warren BellWarren Bell was nominated June 20, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a member of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of a ...

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