I know they did a lot of horrible things to Roger Ebert in the hospital, but oh, wow, they sure haven't dulled his powers as a writer, and he's gotten kinda mean, which is great. Since he's been back, his writing has been a total delight to read, and his latest piece is the best thing he's done since, maybe, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. It's a long, lonnnng takedown of Ben Stein and his stupid anti-evolution movie, and you absolutely have to read the whole thing because it is stunning, so no excerpts here. I also recommend reading his recent ponderings on his alarming post-op appearance, quite possibly Pulitzer material.
I haven't always thought that Ebert was a great film critic (although he frequently is), but I've always, always thought he was a great writer.
Two sparkley hooves way, WAY up, Roger!