Category Archives: Culture (popular and otherwise)

That time of year, and the music thereof.

I love Christmas music. I guess I should say I love “holiday music,” but that’s not really accurate. Other people in my house don’t, however, so I suspect I will be spending the next month wearing headphones much of the … Continue reading

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Movie Reviews.

It’s December, which means we’re into post-blockbuster season. Over the past four weeks, I have seen five new movies, two in the theatre, two on streaming services. Herewith my (mostly spoiler-free) impressions: Parasite: Oof. Described to me as a “dark … Continue reading

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I’ve made such progress.

Before I start, I just want to say that this is NOT a sob story. I don’t want sympathy, let alone pity. I have spent most of my life defining myself by my intellect. I went to one of the … Continue reading

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Strange.

So, I am taking this online course through edx.com about Superheroes and Their Influence on Pop Culture. I was creating my own superhero, but decided to opt instead to discuss possible influences and origins for my favorite superhero… Dr. Strange. … Continue reading

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Thirty-second movie review.

If you love Bruce Springsteen… If you like Bruce Springsteen… If you even tolerate Bruce Springsteen… If you like coming of age stories… If you are moved by compelling stories about immigrants dealing with racism… If you find movies about … Continue reading

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A superhero for our age.

I am taking a edx.com course on “Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture.” Part of the “creative track” is to create your own superhero. I have. Her name is Cassandra.* Like her mythical namesake, she sees the future. Unlike … Continue reading

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Voicing my opinions

The Voice finale was Monday, and the winner was crowned Tuesday. Fortunately, the right person won. And by the right person, I mean someone with an angelic voice who was not a) a country singer, b) a hot looking young … Continue reading

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