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The Late, Great Roger Ebert

Posted by Charles Reece, April 5, 2013 10:21am | Post a Comment

On writing Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Roger Ebert died yesterday. I can't say that the thumbs up or down reviewing that made his name a household quantity had a particularly good influence on criticism, but his longer essays and interviews are quite good (cf., Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert). Anyway, I grew up with him, starting with his and Siskel's PBS show, and have continued to follow him online, so pop culture won't feel quite the same without his presence.

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