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Sorry for the basic page. I have managed to break my WordPress site. I hope to have things back shortly.

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Movie Time: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Can’t hide it: I’ve been an avid fan of Terry Gilliam’s work since his cutout animations for Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Sometime in the 1980’s, my college roommate Tim and I did a paper on Gilliam’s three latest movies at the time: Time Bandits, Brazil, and The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen. Regrettably, we lost that […]

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Movie Time: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Reviewing the movie about beloved “bad” performer Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Who’s Still Around for Woodstock 50?

Updated to note the death of Canned Heat bassist Larry Taylor on August 19, 50 years and a day after his Woodstock appearance. I asked this question on Quora: What acts from the original Woodstock might still be available for the 50th Anniversary festival, in their 1969 lineups?” I got a lot of answers that […]

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TV Yesterdays: September 24, 1955

Times are Eastern/Central. Based on contemporary TV schedules. 7:00/6:00 p.m. Ransom Cross: Gene becomes involved in an archaeological discovery of an ancient Spanish cross, which causes a battle with crooks. With Pat Buttram (repeat from 1953).

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What I Learned Today #4: Max Brooks

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What I Learned Today #2: Herbie Flowers

This comes from the fine radio show "Mint," which, regrettably, is being pulled from the BBC 6 schedule: Herbie Flowers is someone you’ve heard, if you’ve heard classic rock at all. He’s a session bass player who started out playing tuba on cruise ship bands in the early 60’s, and began to pick up the […]

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The New Incivility

The public radio show This American Life recently offered a segment that indicated a trend sure to escalate in our wired-in world… The following link will direct you to the page for the Christmastime Episode #371: “Scenes From a Mall” (still free at this writing, but will probably becomes a 95-cent download by the time […]

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Ungena Za Ulimwengu

(Unite The World) This was the Temptations’ 1970 follow-up to “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)”. If anything, it was even more adventurous and relevant, and deserved to be a much bigger hit than it was.

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There are cooler fish in the sea than you’ve ever seen!

  MBARI News Release – Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head