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"The Good Soldiers"

I want to say a word to our troops and civilians in Iraq. You’ve performed with incredible skill under demanding circumstances. The turnaround you have made possible in Iraq is a brilliant achievement in American history.

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Writers & Writing

Writers: On routine

A Short Compilation on How Writers Write

Geoff Dyer

I always have a nap sometime between two and five in the afternoon. Beyond that, we’d have to talk about each book in turn and what stage I was at in a particular book. 654 more words

2014

The Vivian Maier Industry

Vivian Maier is big news at the moment with the release of a documentary film, a BBC feature and various books collecting her work being published. 1,093 more words

Non-coursework

Stylized Violence on Film Isn't Just Lazy -- It's Immoral

I walked out of the first movie in The Hunger Games series, directed by Pleasantville‘s Gary Ross, feeling surprisingly frustrated. In fact, I may have ranted to my friends that the film was “morally reprehensible” and “disturbing” and the only thing of value was Jennifer Lawrence’s endless soulfulness. 750 more words

Film

On the Origin of Geoff

In the course of his career, British author Geoff Dyer has written books on jazz, World War I memorial culture, photography, D.H. Lawrence (really a book on procrastination), travel, the Russian art film… 1,016 more words

Hooray Fiction!

Out of Sheer Rage: Geoff Dyer

My love of D.H. Lawrence has been documented in these pages before. It is a weirdly powerful love similar to my love for filmmaker… 1,187 more words

English

More About Charlie – Haden, That Is

Since learning of the death of the superlative American bass player, Charlie Haden, whom I wrote about here …, I’ve been listening to quite a lot of his music, and not only the prized jazz stuff with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett, with Path Metheny and Hank Jones, but also to a 2008 album called… 239 more words

Music