Given his recent prominence at the Republican convention, I should mention I am doing a three-part series on the films of Clint Eastwood at Grace Church, 802 Broadway, starting at 6:30 PM on September 13, 20, 27. The movies to be shown and then discussed afterwards are, in order, Pale Rider, Unforgiven, and Gran Torino. We will talk about them in terms of faith, spirituality, American identity (and deconstructions thereof) and gender issues. Famed legal and feminist scholar Drucilla Cornell will be joining me for at least one of the discussions (on the 27th). Admission is $10 and includes wine and popcorn.