DEPARTMENT OF MISSING THE MARK

There’s this video, which at least a dozen people have forwarded to me, is circulating the Internet at the moment purporting to “demolish every Hollywood myth” about archery and “prove that Hollywood archery is not historical.” Since apparently hundreds of sites have uncritically repeated its many preposterous and unsupportable claims, with the result that many people have asked me about it, I thought I should offer a detailed analysis.

OUR BATMAN MUSICAL WILL HAVE TO WAIT

We all take for granted the right to use certain pieces of our cultural heritage, like the Bible. And we’re able to freely use these products because property rights for information — such as patents and copyrights — are constitutionally required to exist for a only limited amount of time.

HORRIFYING HISTORY

When the Soviet army liberated the Auschwitz death camp 70 years ago many of the prisoners had been killed or marched away by the retreating Nazis. But among those left were some twin children — the subject of disturbing experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele.