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Breaking Bad: Season 4:5-13 & Reprise 1:7: I change my mind about Skylar


“Bag’s in the River” (1:3): Walt (Bryan Cranston) returns home to Skylar (Anna Gunn) after being out all night disposing of what’s left of two bodies put in a bag, thrown in a river… 3,400 more words

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The Oddest Work on Rape: Miracle of Morgan's Creek


The wedding of Trudy Kockenlocker (Betty Hutton) and Norval Jones (Eddie Bracken)

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While I was reading and writing about two books which significantly extend the two kinds of rape usually discussed under the umbrella terms of “simple” and “aggravated” ( 2,572 more words

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Breaking Bad, Season 3:11-13, 4:1-4: A killing way of life


A rare comfortable happy moment: Andrea, Brock, Jesse at a diner

‘Let’s not bicker and argue over who killed who’ — Monty Python and the Holy Grail…

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At the Folger: Globe players' Hamlet; Capital Fringe: Duchess of Malfi, Anouilh's Antigone, Master Harold & Aphra Behn


Lyndsey N Snyder as the Duchess (We Happy Few)


Naeem Hayat as Hamlet (Globe players)


Emily Relva as Anouilh’s Antigone (Wandering Theater)

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Breaking Bad: Season 3:8-10: Stasis


Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) listening to one another

Dear friends and readers,

I did not write a separate blog on Season 3:5-7… 1,683 more words

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Jan Troell's The Last Sentence -- & Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Beseiged Community


Torgny Segerstedt (Jesper Christensen) and Maja Forssman (Pernilla August) late at night in bed reading …

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In recommending this film (now playing in New York City and Los Angeles) as profound and significant, one has to talk of Nazism and the almost unspeakable acts done to the vast majority of powerless Jewish people that are rarely brought home to people anymore in all their terror, horror, realities. 2,482 more words

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Brideshead Revisited: contra mundum


Sebastian (Anthony Andrews in his greatest role, how I loved and bonded with him) and Charles (Jeremy Irons) at the hospital in Morocco Their first early love like mine and Jim’s… 1,673 more words

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