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Notes on “Cruising”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: It’s possible that writer-director William Friedkin allowed “Cruising” to go so far, to be so extreme, in part because he felt that his experience directing the 1970 “The Boys in the Band,” often acknowledged as the … Continue reading

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Notes on “Stranger by the Lake”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “Stranger by the Lake,” writer-director Alain Guiraudie mines some of the thematic veins explored by William Friedkin in “Cruising”: it’s a picture about the danger and exhibitionism inherent in male-on-male courtship. The setting is a lake in the south … Continue reading

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The L.A. Conservancy’s Art Deco Walking Tour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Recently, I attended a walking tour offered by the Los Angeles Conservancy, a charitable organization tasked with “preserving and revitalizing greater Los Angeles’ architectural heritage.” (Don’t laugh.) These tours are offered every weekend of such places as the … Continue reading

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