It’s usually Peter’s job to provide the glimmering Edelstein sentences, but I’d like to submit this one: “Who’da thunk when Meryl Streep won her Oscar for Sophie’s Choice that 25 years later she’d be capering fatuously to Abba songs while, next door at the multiplex, Batman would be reenacting Götterdämmerung?”
It’s not only a great sentence, it’s a good question. It is a trippy future we’re living in, just not the one we expected. We don’t have the flying cars, but we do have Wagnerian comic books for movies. Who would have thunk it?