If you've ever wished for a reasonable summary to help explain the inane and insane seas we're all left navigating, your wish has come true: First, you should know, one man, the explanation's author, has died.
The man was writer and editor Ernest Callenbach. He died April 16 at 83. You may know him from the "Ectopia" books, or from the journal he edited, "Film Quarterly." He wrote, lectured, walked, gardened, and occasionally taught film classes. He was an advocate of Earth and of simple, and simplified, living.