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Monthly Archives: February, 2015

2015 Movie Challenge: The Heat

9/52: A female-led movie Tomorrow (or, depending on how long it takes me to write this and/or where you are in the world, today) is the first day of Women’s … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

pourquoi nier l’évidente nécessité de la mémoire?

Last night, my friend sent me this: “Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain” by Leslie Jamison.  It is a lengthy read, and a difficult one, but worth attempting if you … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

On “universality”

A sketchy, half-formed thought I mentioned yesterday has stayed with me since, and I’m going to attempt to flesh it out a bit. Since Boyhood came out last year, much of … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post-Oscars Round-up: Deep Sigh

It sure was a great night for boring old white people. I did not watch the ceremony, and based on what I’ve seen this morning about how long/insipid it was, … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

2015 Movie Challenge: Amadeus

8/52: An Oscar-winning movie It’s very, very easy to be cynical about the Oscars nowadays (and especially this year).  While they still have all the cachet of a serious award … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Work it out (OST)

Let’s change pace a bit, shall we?  Reader, I don’t know about you, but I work out a lot – six days a week, most weeks, never fewer than five. … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Putting the “T” in “catastrophe”

“Just when things look darkest, they go black.” – Paul Newman Well.  Well, well, well.  I didn’t think the MBTA could get any worse.  Truly, I didn’t.  This isn’t the third … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment