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Abandon (Nearly) All Hope By SIMON CRITCHLEY (NYT)

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Abandon (Nearly) All Hope

By SIMON CRITCHLEY

 APRIL 19, 2014, 2:30 PM

With Easter upon us, powerful narratives of rebirth and resurrection are in the air and on the breeze. 1,823 more words

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UWG Top 10: #10 - Super Metroid

To this day, I still don’t know how I managed to choose Super Metroid.

Lets face it, 1995 was a completely different era for gamers. It was the age of Super Nintendo vs Sega Genesis, Mortal Kombat was still considered to be extremely controversial, Nintendo Power was a huge selling magazine, game purchases were done only in big retail stores and more importantly, online blogs, game sites, and social media didn’t exist. 820 more words

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Book review: Midnight's Children

When I finally completed Salman Rushdie’s bestselling novel “Midnight’s Children,” I was truly, truly relieved that I persevered till the very last page for it truly is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that left me marveled and humbled by his ability to blur the lines between magic and history. 520 more words

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T is for...

T is for tons of talent and no time to read it:

Tolkien, J.R.R.
Tolstoy, Leo

I told you I was going to have to admit another gross bit of lacking in my fantasy education, and here it is: J.R.R. 364 more words

Cerrito Classics: Blazing Saddles (1974) on Thursday, May 8, 7 pm

Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. 214 more words

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