Tag Archives: Young Goodman Brown

The Last Exorcism: The Blair Witch Project Meets Marjoe and Nathaniel Hawthorne

At Salon, Andrew O’Hehir describes the genre that the Blair Witch Project launched: Your horror movie’s going to look like raw documentary footage, full of mistakes and retakes and hinky camera angles and jagged non-edits. In fact, why not make … Continue reading

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UFOs, Witchcraft, and Young Goodman Brown

I mean no disrespect of abductees or eyewitnesses who have had vivid and life-disrupting UFO encounters, and know  things that a UFO nonexperiencer (like myself) does not, but as I’ve thought about UFOs in a serious fashion these past few weeks, … Continue reading

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Another Young Goodman Brown? Seeing Devils Beneath Every Rock

For a reflection on the curious echoes between Election 2008 and Nathaniel Hawthorn’s short story, “Young Goodman Brown”, click here.

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Flip-Flop: Is Obama a Sinister Terrorist—or a Decent Family Man?

McCain’s having a bit of message incoherence:

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“Young Goodman Brown” at McCain-Palin Rallies: Nathaniel Hawthorn’s Famous 1835 Short Story and the “Obama is a Terrorist” Hysteria Today

If you haven’t noticed, a certain subsection of the McCain-Palin “base” is hysterically convinced that Barack Obama is not what he appears to be. He may come across in public as a calm, intelligent man with a nice and low-key patriotic demeanor, … Continue reading

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