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Music Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Vince Gill and the legendary pedal steel guitarist Paul Vincent — with backing from Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives — perform Merle Haggard’s wonderfully acerbic-yet-heart-rending 1970 tune “I Can’t Be Myself.” Related Gill and Vincent perform the tune … Continue reading

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Taking Triggers Seriously

Fenster writes: There are some ideas so stupid only a college president could endorse them.  At least that’s the impression given by reading this recent nearly-three-cheer defense of trigger warnings and microaggession bans on campus penned by two college presidents. … Continue reading

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The Joys and Miseries of Kitchen Renovation

Fenster writes: Mostly miseries.  Six weeks of displacement.  The old kitchen was crammed full of food and gadgets, now taking up space in the living room.  Dining room is a staging area and we are spending most of the time … Continue reading

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Monologue o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: Not quite a monologue.  Harold Pinter gives Patricia Hodge a few short lines in the midst of Ben Kingsley’s grilling in Betrayal.  Starts around 2’25” but the lead in worth seeing for context.

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Reflection of the Day

Fenster writes: Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn reflect on My Dinner with Andre. Both of you have said that the characters in My Dinner With Andre are not, in fact, you. But how much of you is in those characters? AG: … Continue reading

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Monologue o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: Another week, another monologue. Jack Lemmon from Altman’s Short Cuts.

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Saturday Photo Gallery: Superior, Arizona

Sir Barken Hyena writes: To take some air before it got too hot in this desert summer, I rode the Green Monster out to Superior, Arizona early this morning. Not quite a ghost town, but surely not living, Superior has … Continue reading

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