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After reading your novel a second time I found it to be uncommonly insipid. Don't ask for a recommendation.
But if you're willing to overlook the hijacked plot elements, an insipid script, and mediocre acting, the dance sequences may be reward enough.
To critics who claim that Therese was an insipid creature, too ephemeral for us moderns, he argues that she "never once is divorced from reality", citing examples from her life to document his statement.
Ravitch, an education historian and a research professor of education at NYU, shows how this country's students are compelled to read insipid texts that have been censored and bowdlerized, issued by publishers who willingly cut controversial material from their books.
McWhorter blasts Spike Lee's Bamboozled as unwatchable while praising the insipid Swordfish for it's colorblind casting of Halle Berry.
I remember Vincent Canby in The New York Times calling the finished movie "insipid" and expressing dismay that it was about the kind of people who "shop at Bloomingdale's." I remember wanting to die, and then I remember not dying.
We can no longer afford to luxuriate in insipid gamesmanship.
He does make a few exaggerated swipes at rock, allowing that the Beatles were "brilliant musicians" but attacking the Velvet Underground as "insipid" and the early Rolling Stones as "a third-rate blues cover band." But Judge's chief complaints about rock are not musical but cultural: He targets the rock age for its embrace of transgression and irony (a word he consistently misuses-he seems to think it's a synonym for "smug aloofness").
It was filled with a pale, pink-colored liquid that might once have included a smidgen of grape juice among its other, largely insipid ingredients.
Of all the misguided claims made about the First Amendment, this is perhaps the most insipid. For years it was a stock phrase of the Religious Right, recited frequently by men such as Pat Robertson and his shock troops.
The best stylistic analyses, such as the article on Inferno 17, show how Dante's use of rhetorical devices enhances his meaning; weaker ones, such as the lectura on Inferno 12, do little more than note that the canto abounds in "odd" and "harsh" rhymes, an observation that leads to the rather insipid conclusion that Dante's language is "expressive." Simonelli's article on Inferno 6 exemplifies the strength of the better close readings: the essay distills the essence of Dante's an d Ciacco's dialogue on Florentine misgovernment and makes its concerns compelling for contemporary readers.
But, the trouble is, sometimes they are right and the emperor didn't have any clothes on and the annual report was an insipid color.