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not in our stars, but in ourselves

Monthly Archives: July, 2014

the émigrée complex

“Severe shellshock.  Thinks he’s Ethel Merman.” You may remember the above from the absurdist classic, Airplane! (1980).  In the military hospital where our hero is recovering, post-nervous breakdown, Lieutenant Hurwitz … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Protected: please don’t let me be misunderstood

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July 16, 2014 · Enter your password to view comments.

People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

What could be more American than getting lost in nostalgia for a world that never really existed? Not much, I feel. And so I think my Independence Day film selection, … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 2 Comments