Entries by Jay Ruud

Trivia Question for February 18

  On this date in 1885, Mark Twain’s classic Huckleberry Finn was published. What writer had this to say about Twain’s great novel? All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.     […]

Movie Review: A Most Violent Year by J.C. Chandor

  If, as Jonathan Swift once wrote, “Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived,” then Abel Morales, protagonist of writer/director, J.C. Chandor’s new film (finally in wide release) A Most Violent Year, is quite happy at the end of the movie. But Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost) has given us a film […]