Category Archives: Culture (popular and otherwise)

An open letter to Lawrence O’Donnell.

Dear Mr. O’Donnell: I have waited a few days before writing this letter, hoping that I would become more eloquent or the words you spoke on Tuesday less upsetting. Neither has happened. Although I do not watch your show all … Continue reading

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Dunkirk. No spoilers.

I saw Dunkirk last night. Part of me wishes I hadn’t. Dunkirk falls into the “important movies that I think everyone should see and I am very glad I saw but I never want to see again” category, much like … Continue reading

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Who?

I have not been a Dr. Who fan all my life. I first saw the series during the beginning of the Fourth Doctor, when the Rocket Scientist and I would go to his parents for Sunday dinner (they would give … Continue reading

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If you had told me a couple of years ago I would be listening to rap music, I would have told you you were crazy. Rap was okay, but it wasn’t music, was it? That was before Hamilton (which at … Continue reading

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Gaudi.

Every so often there comes an artist who changes how you think about art, about the world, about life. Artists whose works were beloved when they were alive and artists who were only appreciated after they were dead. Leonardo, Cervantes, … Continue reading

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Catharsis.

The kids are all, for the most part, gone. One is home, but working. One is at school. One, God help me, teaches English… in Seoul, South Korea. [Yet another reason the Trump presidency has been bad for my blood … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I just need to cry. For those times when reading the front page of the Washington Post won’t cut it (news inspires more fear than grief), I have The Playlist. As of Monday, I have a new addition to the … Continue reading

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