FDL Movie Night: Room 237

By: Monday June 3, 2013 4:59 pm

Room 237 is more than an inquiry into the theories surrounding the meanings wintin Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. It’s about our love affair with movies, with film; about our mind’s ability to assign meanings that are as much projections of our own beliefs as they may (or may not be) about the filmmaker’s intentions.


Late Night: Armageddon Tired of This Mayan Apocalypse. Now Everyone’s Gone to the Movies. Or Santacon!

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 8:00 pm

NASA continues to peer into the future, claiming that the world did not end on 12.21.12. We’ll address that on 12.22.12. If we’re here. Meanwhile, I got email from JP Sottile at newsvandal with whom I have an ongoing tinfoil millinery competition…

Can Politics Be Beautiful?

By: Sunday June 12, 2011 9:30 am

In his soulful book, Beauty: the Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue writes:

“The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion and in ourselves.”

Politics is conspicuously absent from the list. And that made me think, can politics be beautiful?

Paths of Glory, Act II: The Health Care Bill

By: Sunday March 14, 2010 8:30 am

If this is the best we can do after the nation pours its collective hope into something, it really is the end of empire. And everyone in town, at one level or another, seems to know it.

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