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Thoughts on Some Recent Woody Allen Movies

Sax von Stroheim writes: Every four or five years, Woody Allen makes a movie that everyone — critics and audiences alike — seems to love. Often, people will talk about these movies using some variation of the phrase “Woody’s return to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Woman in the Window

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Sometimes things don’t happen the way we anticipate and we find a piece of art that helps us make sense of things. In this special guest post, an academic finds himself in an online relationship that takes a … Continue reading

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Geeks GUTting Movies

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s become a cliche to note that large swathes of popular culture have been taken over by nerds and geeks. Zombies, vampires, hobbits, monsters, aliens, and superheroes abound. Among this summer’s most hotly anticipated long-form digital entertainments … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: Brian Eno picks 20 essential books for sustaining civilization, including James Scott’s Seeing Like a State and Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language. Was Nietzsche right about religion? John Gray reviews books by Peter Watson and Terry Eagleton. (H/T … Continue reading

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