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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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Struggling to Finish a Book

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Over at the DG, I write about my attempt to read the Roberto Bolano novel "2666," and other unfinished business. Here's an excerpt:...

 
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Watching "Nebraska"

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Over at the DG, I review the new Alexander Payne movie "Nebraska." Here's an excerpt: "The new Alexander Payne film 'Nebraska'...

 
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