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Watching "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

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Over at the DG, I review the new superhero movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Here's an excerpt: "Captain America is...

 

After this winter, I only find snow funny in hindsight...

And really, it's not the snow that makes me laugh so much as the shenanigans that burble into life on those days when the sun is...

 
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Watching "Noah"

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Over at the DG, I review the new movie "Noah." Here's an excerpt: "Let’s give 'Noah' some credit. This film inspired me...

 
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The Julie Ruin, Live

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Over at the DG, I write about Kathleen Hanna's latest band, The Julie Ruin. Here's an excerpt: "On Tuesday I headed to...

 
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Film Capsules

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Over at the DG, I write about some of the older films I've watched recently, including "Hatari!" and "Death Wish." Click here for...

 
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Watching "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

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Over at the DG, I review the new Wes Anderson movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Here's an excerpt: "I had some time to kill...

 
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A New Cat

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I got a new cat! And I wrote about it. Here's an excerpt: "After my cat Paul died last November, my surviving cat, Clem,...

 
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Watching "Tim's Vermeer"

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Over at the DG, I review the new Penn & Teller art documentary "Tim's Vermeer." Here's an excerpt: "I like magic, and I...

 
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Jonathan Richman, Live

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Over at the DG, I write about Jonathan Richman's recent concert in Albany, which was fantastic. Click here to read all about it.

 
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Getting Back Into Running Shape

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Over at the DG, I write about the 4 mile race I competed in last weekend, despite not really being in very good shape for it. Here's...

 
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Watching "The Wind Rises"

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Over at the DG, I review the new Hayao Miyazaki movie "The Wind Rises." Here's an excerpt: "The final film from legendary...

 
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Watching "The Great Beauty"

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Over at the DG, I review 2013's Oscar winning best foreign film, "The Great Beauty." Here's an excerpt: "For the first hour of...

 
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A Feast of Rabbit

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Over at the DG, I write about eating rabbit on Oscar night. Here's an excerpt: "Last Tuesday a friend of mine arrived at my...

 
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Watching "The Lego Movie"

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Over at the DG, I review the great new animated film "The Lego Movie." Here's an excerpt: “'The LEGO Movie' is just as...

 
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Sliding Down a Mountain

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Over at the DG, I write about winter hiking and the pleasure of being able to slide down a mountain. Here's an excerpt:...

 
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Power Ballads: An Addendum

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In response to my post on power ballads, my friend J.K. Eisen has put together his own list of favorite power ballads. Here they are:...

 
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My Favorite Power Ballads

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Over at the DG, I discuss some of my favorite power ballads. Here's an excerpt: "I didn’t become familiar with the term...

 
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Wanna Ride a Bobsled?

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Yes, you can ride a bobsled! I rode one about seven years ago, and it was great. Learn more over at the DG .

 
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Watching "August: Osage County"

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Over at the DG, I review "August: Osage County." Much to my surprise, I sort of liked it! Here's an excerpt: "Every year,...

 
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Enough Snow

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I'm officially sick of the snow, and I wrote about it at the DG. Here's an excerpt: "OK, enough. Uncle. Today’s snowstorm...

 
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Watching "Inside Llewyn Davis"

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Over at the DG, I write about the new Coen Brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis." Here's an excerpt: "After this year’s...

 
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Watching the Super Bowl

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Over at the DG, I write about watching the Super Bowl. Here's an excerpt: "Watching Super Bowl XLVIII brought back memories of...

 
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Watching "Her"

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Over at the DG, I review the new Spike Jonze movie "Her." Here's an excerpt: "When I was little, I had two imaginary friends...

 
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Five Songs

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Over at the DG, I write about five songs I'm really enjoying. Click here to see what they are.

 
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For-Profit Colleges Are the Worst

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My good friend Adam Rust has written a piece for Salon about how for-profit colleges are the worst. Click here to read it.

 
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