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Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405

Originally posted on synthetic zerø:
I have been on the 405 many times at rush hour, and there where some days when the isolation and total lack of agency, except to inch the car forward at odd intervals, somehow relieved me of the need to … Continue reading

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What baboons and Hannah Arendt can teach us about human behavior that could save us from ourselves

If I had control over the curriculum of high schools in the U.S., two videos, the 2012 film Hannah Arendt and the documentary “Stress,The portrait of a Killer”, would be shown in a course all students would have to take called … Continue reading

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Dreams of Last October

10/3/11 I am playing football with women wearing long blood-red dresses. They slide and leap, run and catch, laughing and sprawling about without worries about rules or keeping score. 10/4 In the long hall I supervise the rearranging of beds … Continue reading

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They Will Rock Us to Sleep in Their Cold Arms and Eat Our Brains for Breakfast.

Why are there so many movies and stories about vampires and zombies in the last twenty or thirty years? As if people have lost their faith in an afterlife except for some corporeal form, but don’t want to struggle with … Continue reading

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Little Murders: A Movie Review Brought to You By the Death of Osama bin Laden

As I was writing my thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden, I remembered a quote from a movie I saw when I was a teenager that I usually recall when people start talking about good guys and bad … Continue reading

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Maybe All There Is Is the Next Thing That Happens

Arthur Miller‘s words spoken by Marilyn Monroe in a breathy sigh while looking over Montgomery Clift‘s broken head into an uncertain future in the movie the Misfits. What will be the next thing? Not even John Huston when he directed … Continue reading

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Thoughts About “The Last King of Scotland”

I A Great Performance Last night I watched “The Last King of Scotland“. It was a well made and fascinating movie that made me think and dream about it. First of all, Forrest Whitaker‘s portrayal of Idi Amin is so … Continue reading

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