Day: October 29, 2015

I Re-Watched The Entire Saw Series So You Don’t Have To (Not That You Would)

What do Westley from The Princess Bride, Lucy from Seventh Heaven, Luke from Gilmore Girls, Danny Glover, Donnie Wahlberg, and the guy who played Robert the Bruce in Braveheart all have in common? They’ve all had starring or supporting roles in the seven-film Saw franchise, all but the final two installments of which are currently …

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Naked Serial Killers in Volkswagens — Review

The vast swell that is the Americas invites exploration.  It was built on exploration and exploitation so it’s damn near incredible that now, in 2015, there are still writers that can take you on uncharted adventures across the land of the free. Catfish McDaris is more than “one of the greatest weirdo writers” plying his trade today.  When you …

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With Us, Against Us

Although I have been interested in and written poetry for over a decade, I have not toiled long in the poetry bureaucratic apparatus. I use ‘the poetry bureaucratic apparatus’ to mean its administrative wing – organising readings, promoting prizes, reading submissions, applying for grants, editing posts, doing social media, paying poets. This bureaucratic apparatus is …

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The Broad – Architecturally Speaking

From Indifferent Observer to Informed Admirer Perhaps with New York City’s Lincoln Center in mind, Los Angeles has created a cultural complex with a spontaneous accumulation of  buildings of architectural merit along and in proximity to the crown of Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. They include: The Music Center by Welton Beckett (1964-1967), Museum …

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Suffragette – The Early Feminists

The movie Suffragette, written by Abi Morgan, directed by Sarah Gavron, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Romola Garai and Meryl Streep, offers new insight into the history of the first-wave feminist movement in England, that eventually resulted in women earning the right to vote (suffrage) in 1928. The screenwriter explains that, through …

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