Category: Culture

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Sunday Morning! “Death in Venice”

The time felt right to reread Thomas Mann’s novella and watched Lucino Visconti’s 1971 film of desire and disease and our inability to quarantine either of them.

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Sunday Spins: Black Pumas

I am pretty excited to discuss this week’s spin, though. I first heard about and heard Black Pumas while watching Austin City Limits

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Returning to Abnormal

So how did I find myself on my city’s official “reopening” downtown giggling uncontrollably with my friend, both out of our minds on acid? Well…

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Remembering The Ice Age

Vanilla Ice was trending…Wait, no, that was 30 years ago. Dang. Has it been that long since I first checked out the hook while his dj revolved it?

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Weekend Plans Post: The Pizza Stone

Kazzy: You were right. If you love pizza, and I mean, enough to forego a date night for it. Enough to skip a video game for it… you should get a pizza stone.

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Wednesday Writs: Kavanaugh v. RoboCalls Edition

Kavanaugh writes “A robocall that says, “Please pay your government debt” is legal. A robocall that says, “Please donate to our political campaign” is illegal. That is about as content-based as it gets.”

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President Ye?

As of this writing, I have no idea whether this is Kanye being serious, Kayne being a troll, Kanye being somewhat deranged, Kanye getting a brainfart or Kanye having a joke with his friend Donald Trump.

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Don’t Forget: Black Lives Matter

While deciding if we can watch Gone with the Wind or use racist pancake mix, the House and Senate were working on bills dealing with police brutality.

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Remembering Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner was one of the funniest men in show business for almost 70 years, which hardly seems possible.

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Do All Lives Matter?

One thing I’ve noticed about the correction of “All Lives Matter” is that it doesn’t really seem sufficient if one’s goal is purely to inform.

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They Who Must Not Be Named

Today I realized I’m tired of the fight over the “Redskins” name, tired of citing Ives Goddard, and tired of taking positions on the polls.

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Weekend Plans Post: On Running A 5K

I visited my friends and we ran a 5K. It took about an hour. Yeah, maybe it was more of a jog.And, lemme tell ya, if I could do it. You can do it.