White Trash

  Believe it or not, this is NOT the same statue that this idiot constructed. His 26-foot tall statue, called Forever Marilyn, lowered Chicago’s already tawdry Michigan Mile for a summer. I appreciated his previous works which stood there—a three-dimensional rendition of Grant Wood’s American Gothic and then a metallic, wind-tormented King Lear—but despise the sensational […]

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Celluloidicide

David Bordwell assess the victory of the digital cinema revolution. The conversion is nearly complete. Some small theaters are doing extremely well with digital; for some, the conversion is a lateral move – unable to run first run movies due to competing screens, but business is still stable; others struggle to convert or screen 35mm; […]

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Rachel Maddow explains the election

YouTube user Tumwatl uploaded and transcribed this exhilarating clip from the Rachel Maddow show. I encourage every American to watch this. In the first minute she dispels the fringe theories of the right-wing, but then at 1:17 she gets right down to the structure of the two party system. Her salient argument is that we need vigorous debate […]

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Current (male) workers are not-good and exceptions can be made for (good) female workers.

From the transcript: ROMNEY: We’re going to have to have employers in the new economy, in the economy I’m going to bring to play, that are going to be so anxious to get good workers they’re going to be anxious to hire women. Let’s start with that First clause: “We’re going to have to have […]

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