There seems to be a lot of real controversy over the celebration of Columbus Day. Italian-Americans wish to celebrate him - via parades and over-eating - as an explorer, a pioneer. Native-Americans see it differently, painting Christopher Columbus as jingoistic, a slave trader. I wish we could all agree to honor him the same way - as the fervently independent auteur of films such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Bicentennial Man. Enjoy the movies and try, just for today, to forget that Chris Columbus also advocates the enslavement of "dark-complectioned [sic] savages" (as told to "entertainment tonight").