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Today’s post about culture.

…not the “culture wars,” which are a different thing altogether, but actual culture. (Not yogurt, either.) It’s kind of a throwaway post — I seem to be a bear of little brain this week. ********* I adore the Kenneth Branagh … Continue reading

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Oh, well.

I saw John Scalzi in conversation with Tad Williams tonight. Scalzi was funny, and charming, and gave one of the better explanations of the Puppies phenomenon I’ve heard or read (namely, jealously, but it’s a lot more than that) and … Continue reading

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This is not unreasonable, right?

I went to Barnes and Noble this morning, intent on replacing books I had lost in the New Year’s Eve flood. Note that these were books I had read and reread, worn paperbacks that I had loved fiercely, with the … Continue reading

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Pop culture games.

I have been playing a couple of pop culture games in my head lately, and would like to have other people play along. 1: How different can they be? I have been thinking about directors and the disparate movies they … Continue reading

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Pride & Prejudice: Mrs. Bennett is not *that* silly.

Today’s diversion: watching the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice.  The miniseries follows the book pretty faithfully, except for a few gratuitous Colin Firth wet shirt shots.  Given that it is Colin Firth, this increases the sexiness quotient radically. Pride … Continue reading

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If I have not been writing here as much as I had been usually, mea culpa.  I have been writing elsewhere, and creating very silly PowerPoint presentations, and job-hunting.  I have also, for the first time in a while, been … Continue reading

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But I was good.

My sister and her family gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card for Christmas.* Today I went to redeem it. I was good: I did not buy very much.  I bought Les Miserables, because I want to reread the … Continue reading

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