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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

plus ça change: roundup

Quite a few hullabaloos this week, most of them ridiculous. 1. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was upheld for being “generally aware” that someone had slightly deflated a football … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Congratulations, Los Angeles!

On behalf of the City of Boston, I’d like to extend hearty congratulations to you on this momentous day: the day that the Boston 2024 bid has most likely received … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Becoming: Hannibal, “The Great Red Dragon”

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Buzzfeed Feminism: its rise and fall

You may have heard that Nicki Minaj – one of the best rappers of all time, male or female – was ever so slightly miffed that her video for “Anaconda” … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

as different as mist from mast

Somehow or other, the internet and/or my google fu failed me for nearly a month, and I didn’t see this piece – “Fiction into Film: Lolita (1955 / 1962)” – until today. … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Liebstod: Hannibal, “Digestivo”

ertrinken, versinken, – unbewusst, – höchste Lust! – “Mild und leise wie er lächelt,” Tristan und Isolde  With “Digestivo” – the quasi-midseason finale of Hannibal‘s possible last season – the old will … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

a quickie

People has a brief story about Molly Kelly, a powerlifter who graduated from Boston University this past spring.  Without giving away too much about where you’re likely to find me, I used … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment