Unlike Berman, Wolfe saw clearly that fear of fact-checking--repeating the "gotcha" mantra--would never be enough to inspire real intellectual rigor, the kind that can swim upstream and destroy the insipidity
of "conventional wisdom.
and ham-fisted direction aside, there's also something repulsive and vulgar about Fawzi's direction.
In this ballad, the sort of insipidity
and "blankness" of mind supposedly promoted by the curacy is thoroughly entangled with conventions of gender and sexuality.
38) Nevertheless the Examiner (3 May, 1812) called it his 'most perfect work', adding 'it is in every respect vigorous without the least extravagance, correct and chaste without the least insipidity
gt;In a nutshell: You'll come for the Schadenfreude; you'll leave because of all the insipidity
17) Janet Todd writes that Smith "followed the pattern, but with little zeal, protesting against the insipidity
of the contemporary heroine.
Since the late '80s, Fanchon has been creating a sort of heraldry for the era of pictographic communication, a heraldry of indeterminacy and opacity to counter the insipidity
and overlegibility of the world.
Such passions show up the relative insipidity
and meaninglessness of much right-minded current work, and they derive from their real opposition to something: all the daemonic political barbarism of the last century.
Those who have experienced a true roast leg of mutton will afterwards regret the insipidity
, the glibness of the lamb equivalent, and understand why it is so often drowned in mint.
Exotic chemicals--the creation of which has become an exacting, and lucrative, science--trick our senses and mask the basic insipidity
of mediocre ingredients.
WHILE, in all honesty, the political party of which I am a member remains, in terms of economics at least, merely an extension of free-market Thatcherism, with all its insipidity
, waste and arrogant self-preservation - so is the power-lessness and lack of belief in the human spirit of the other larger parties, never more clearly shown that in their impotence towards the fate of Peugeot.
On the one hand, these images of physical incapacity embody the insipidity
and incompleteness of New Zealand, its failure to attain a certain level of national greatness.
107) But tort has value despite its seeming insipidity
Winnie's "instinctive wisdom" that "things do not stand much looking into," we now realize, is but a manifestation of her original trauma defenses rather than intellectual insipidity
To read too much of him at a sitting makes one aware of a certain flatness or insipidity
in his prose, which at first had seemed bracingly direct and unadorned, as well as urbane.