Japanese Cinema

James picks his favorite (and least favorite) Japanese film over at The American Scene. I think his choice of Battle Royale is a great one, though you can’t go wrong

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Ugh

Ugh

While we’re on the topic of sports… I just came across this story at ESPN, about a family bringing suit after their son was injured in a baseball game. Bringing

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Was it sexist?

I saw, as did James, the mini-controversy that popped up last week about Obama calling a female reporter “sweetie.” He apologized whole-heartedly, noting it’s a term he often uses for

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In Praise of Burlesque

The New York Times has a nice medium-sized bit up on burlesque, or should we say ‘neo-burlesque.’ I find it all pretty endearing. Contrary to the expectations of some cultural

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Crushing Obama

Not crushing on him: Obama has apologized to the reporter: “Second apology is for using the word ’sweetie.’ That’s a bad habit of mine. I do it sometimes with all

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Trumpeting While LA Burns

Sonny’s right — dead right — that Kilmer’s Doc Holliday is one of ’90s cinema’s indelible figures. “They want revenge.” “Fer what?” “Bein’ born.” Brrr! That’s movie magic. But what

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From the "Bad Idea" File

It seems that residents of Hill East* are tired of the crime emanating from the housing project situated in their midst. I’ve lived across the street from Potomac Gardens, the

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