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Monthly Archives: April, 2016

“it’s Friday I’m in hell” roundup

1. It’s not looking especially good for my favorite Democratic Socialist.  He’s not admitting defeat yet, but he’s being treated as little more than a pest by most of the … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Mabuse to Hitler

I comfort myself with the knowledge that, for the average cinephile of my generation, it’s not terribly unusual to have seen The Testament of Dr. Mabuse before having seen its predecessor, Dr. Mabuse the … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

this is not a hot take

Briefly: It is a truth universally acknowledged that Beyoncé does not fucking care about your weekend plans, and will release whatever she wants in whatever manner she wants on an … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

an open letter to 2016

Stop it right now. Prince died today, and that’s an unconscionable loss.  On top of the earlier loss of David Bowie, 2016 is turning out to be a real little … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

all in for Onegin: elle était une fille, elle était amoureuse

Hello, it’s me: your devoted (albeit amateur) Russophile.  As you may recall, I saw the Boston Ballet’s production of Onegin last month, and it’s instantly shot to the top of my very … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Long-time readers, or those who know me outside the shapeless bog that is the internet, may recall that I lived in Melbourne, Australia from February 2011 until February 2013.  Boston, … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

toward a somewhat unified theory of girls on film

Over on my Twitter (where you can follow me, if you want), I’ve been running some very scientific polls.  First, I asked the universe (or just whoever happened to see … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · Leave a comment