Monthly Archives: February 2011

the thing about Wisconsin

A little reality check on the Wisconsin State Senate: I love the drama and the crowds that the fourteen Democratic senators have helped along by fleeing the state to avoid a vote. And if the aim of this move is … Continue reading

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Fitz and the Tantrums

Pickin’ Up the Pieces. Love this record. A little Motown, some War, AWB, BS & T, echoes of pop rock from the sixties, seventies, and eighties. I like Arcade Fire all right (though less so with each album), but for … Continue reading

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the end of Fannie and Freddie

I just heard Robert Scheer give a talk to Media Studies at Pomona College today. He discussed this Obama move, which was the subject of his column this week: “Home Sweet Wall Street” He is right both about how terrible … Continue reading

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black swan

Leda and I saw Black Swan on Valentine’s Day. Not the most romantic choice, I know, but we hadn’t seen a film together in a theater in ages, and that’s what was on both our “to see” lists. I squirmed … Continue reading

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new blogging platform

I just successfully converted my nearly moribund blog from Movable Type, which stopped offering affordable licences and support for older versions long ago, to WordPress. Yay WP! Maybe I’ll blog again occasionally, especially with this nifty FB integration. (This post … Continue reading

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