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Oldboy, American vs Korean

I just watched the American version of Oldboy and I have a few things to say (spoiler alert?):   Could have used more gore and less music. The single take fight scene was alright… but for an implicit homage to … Continue reading

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Two bits from today’s print

I found these two bits from two different articles I read today. I liked one and thought the other one was terrible writing. Guess which is which:   “[The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia’s] main purpose … Continue reading

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And they say physics killed philosophy

I just came across a tantalizing little review of Lee Smolin’s Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe in the London Review of Books.* The short, doesn’t-nearly-do-it-justice upshot is that Smolin, a physicist, thinks … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Rowling, Hermione, Ron and Harry

This is the last thing from a fanzine, but I do genuinely think that Harry Potter represents genuine quality work, and so I’m going to post about JK Rowling’s recently expressed regret that she didn’t have Hermione and Harry get … Continue reading

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Christmas Season Things:   1)      The Mark Rylance production of Twelfth Night, playing at the Belasco in New York City, is out of this world. 2)      I’ve been looking to get into Thomas Aquinas for awhile now and—thanks to the … Continue reading

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A Break from the Usual

I don’t typically get political, but this debt ceiling business has me heated… and so! Let’s imagine that you’re in high school in a small town, and you have an older, spendthrift cousin. Some of his expenditures are good (he … Continue reading

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Too good to pass up…

It just so happened that I read Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the same week I read a profile of porn starlet du jour Stoya. I can’t resist: “Certain shades of limelight ruin a girl’s complexion.” –Holly Golightly http://www.villagevoice.com/2013-04-24/news/stoya-pop-star-of-porn/

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