Monthly Archives: April 2005

those Red Sox

Here’s today’s (yesterday’s, but who’s looking at the clock?) Boston Globe article on the latest Boston/Tampa Bay brawl. I was just reading along thinking my usual “who cares” kind of thoughts until I read about David Ortiz lecturing about respect … Continue reading

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Blogging & Typos

I don’t know what it is, but blogging seems to make my typing/writing skills go even lower than they already are. With just a handful of entries, I could already employ a full-time copy editor to go back and find … Continue reading

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Revolution OS

For a wannabe geek like myself, this film (Netflix #4, still within the free trial period! — and my housemates who share the account have seen five more and we still have three days to go on our “trial”) is … Continue reading

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House of Sand of Fog

The latest Netflix journal entry! I really liked this film, far more than I expected to. I knew I would like Ben Kingsley, and thought that Jennifer Connelly would probably be good, but I was blown away by all the … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni

On Friday I was invited to used an extra ticket with some friends to see Don Giovanni at the Met on Saturday, April 16th. I went down on the Chinatown bus, saw the opera, and stayed with friends in the … Continue reading

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Brian Robison, “Music in Stacks”

I just returned from the World Premier performance of my brilliant friend Brian Robison’s composition for “library” at MIT. Brian, an Assistant Professor of music composition and theory at MIT, wrote the following blurb for his piece: The written score … Continue reading

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Maria Full of Grace

Excellent film, although not quite what I was expecting from, I guess, trailers and reviews from last year. It’s more El Norte than the Latin American Requiem for a Dream I was steeling myself for. Catalina Moreno is incredible, especially … Continue reading

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La Sociologie Est un Sport Martial

I moved this entry to my more academic blog at AnthroBlogs. The permanent link to the entry is here

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The Corporation

Directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. I had to finish this movie this morning because we couldn’t watch it to the end last night. This is a significant: if three academics in full political sympathy with a documentary can’t … Continue reading

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The Day of the Locust

I guess this film got on my NetFlix list because I saw it mentioned as a classic Los Angeles film, and, having just more or less moved to the Los Angeles area, felt I needed to see it. (I have … Continue reading

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