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August 11 2013 Round-Up

Funny idea on Bleeding Cool: What if Fox’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen brought together characters from Fox TV shows? It’s not particularly clever to note the low chance of a shark attack, but there’s another way of looking at it: … Continue reading

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August 8 2013 Politics Round-Up

This would be an odd political film: Paul Schraeder wants to work with Spike Lee on a Clarence Thomas biopic. Dan McLaughlin of Red State offers mostly sensible rules for any Republican who wants to run for president. James Joyner … Continue reading

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August 8 2013 Film Round-Up

Recently discovered The Dissolve, which has a lot of good writing on film, as well as links to interesting stuff. Some of the links will be from there. I really like their movie of the week series, which recently resulted in … Continue reading

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August 7 2013 Politics Round-Up

The Nation referred to the bombing of Hiroshima as the greatest act of terrorism in human history. Greg Polowitz of the National Review is not amused. William Saletan considers the sex scandals of Jewish politicians Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and … Continue reading

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August 7 2013 Round-Up

This may be how Americans view the other kind of Football. George Clooney may have been right in his observation that anyone in the film industry shouldn’t refer to Waterworld as a historic flop. It’s always odd when a term becomes a metaphor, … Continue reading

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August 5 2013 Round-Up

Another piece about the end of movie stars, this one inspired by the way The Lone Ranger flopped, with an emphasis on images of masculinity. In July, The Wolverine, helmed by supposed movie star Hugh Jackman, opened to relatively underwhelming figures. 2 … Continue reading

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First Weekend of August Round-Up

Jack Kirby’s Argo art sold better than expected. The cover for Dark Knight Returns #2 went for over half a million dollars. The original art market interests me, just because I think it’s really going to explode in the future. The most interesting man … Continue reading

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August 3 2013 Politics Round-Up

According to the Freakonomics guys, fathers of daughters are more likely to get divorced. MORETTI: There are three main channels. First of all, women who have daughters are more likely to have never been married than women who have boys. Second, … Continue reading

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August 1 2013 Politics Round-Up

Larry Sabato suggests that if John McCain were President, the congress would be very different. Again, let’s just imagine what would’ve happened if we hold all else equal in 2008, except that McCain wins instead of Obama. Not only do … Continue reading

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July 31 2013 Round-Up

Beer Labels in motion is a fun blog. Malcolm Jones has a list of the best Woody Allen films. I’ve been enjoying the recent comics related editions of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast. It is kinda funny how Len Wein … Continue reading

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