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The Last Waltz (Special Edition)

It doesn’t take a diehard fan of The Band to appreciate this mother-of-all-rockumentaries. Martin Scorsese’s artful, affectionate, and sharply edited footage of musical luminaries such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, and other Band cronies holds up just fine more than a quarter century after it was recorded. In fact, given that so much […]

An Economic Stimulus of the Mind

So, am I right on this? The government wants to send me six-hundred bucks? Well, that’s the sort of policy I can get behind, friends … But at first, when I heard the news, I thought: Now, g’on ahead and feed that to your wee, pup of an investment portfolio. But that sort of defeats […]


Ha, the stoic folks at the Swedish Institute are hipper than you think. We take the name of this fete to indicate that Gen-Xers are finally embracing something as square and unironic as their own ethnic heritage, and it’s about time. We’ve decided that ethnic pride among those of us of Northern European descent is […]

Wandering Eye

Kinky Boots, 2006. Directed by Julian Jarrold, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Starring Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Ewan Hooper, Linda Bassett, Nick Frost and Jemima Rooper. Now showing at the Uptown Theatre. The Notorious Bettie Page, 2006. Directed by Mary Harron, written by Harron and Guinevere Turner. Starring Gretchen Mol, Chris […]

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