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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

The Knick, “The Best With the Best to Get the Best”

Henry Robertson, Cornelia’s brother, surreptitiously cuts a check for $100,000 to his friend so that he can be an official investor in the New York subway system.  When his friend … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

spoooooooky roundup!

1. Looking for some literary Halloween ideas?  The Paris Review has got you, baby. 2. In genuinely spooky, breaking news, Grantland is shutting down.  Wait, no, let me rephrase: ESPN is … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

42/52: An animated movie  If Lotte Reiniger hadn’t been a woman, working in the rapidly deteriorating Weimar Republic and eventually being forced to flee wherever else she and her husband … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fargo, “The Myth of Sisyphus”

This may come as a shock to you, dear reader(s), but I actually try to devise an outline for each post on this blog.  I scribble down notes about whatever … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wuthering Peaks

The heroine of Crimson Peak, Edith Cushing (later Sharpe), tells us that ghosts are real – she’s seen them all her life.  At the same time, she’s writing a novel, in … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Knick, “You’re No Rose”

This isn’t an original observation, but it is inescapable when watching The Knick: the (white) men on this show, in this place, at this time, can screw up over and over … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

fast & loose roundup

1. Since I’m at work and I have to pretend not to be goofing off all day, I haven’t been watching the Benghazi Committee circus today.  I’ve been following along … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment