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Read "Entropy," a short story by Thomas Pynchon



Thomas Pynchon

Boris has just given me a summary of his views. He is weather prophet. The weather will continue bad, he says. There will be more calamities, more death, more despair. 715 more words


Non-Review Review: Inherent Vice

In many ways, Inherent Vice resembles its central character – former-hippie-turned-private-investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello.

Inherent Vice is prone to ramble and meander, stumbling across its central conspiracies as much by fate as by actual investigation. 1,318 more words


[11] Inherent Vice - Best Adapted Screenplay

“Inherent Vice”

Ever year that there is a Paul Thomas Anderson film released, everyone looks to the Oscars to see what he or the film will be nominated for, as this ends up being Anderson’s sixth nomination.

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2015 Oscar Challenge

Inherent Vice (2014 film)

Whoa. This movie was really good.

Knowing this was an adaptation of a Pynchon novel and seeing the reviews most cunningly coin it ‘incoherent vice’, I was expecting an aesthetically pleasing albeit nonsensical stoner tale. 468 more words


sunglasses at night

“A C-melody saxophone player has the bell of his instrument snuggled between the widespread thighs of a pretty matron in sunglasses, yes sunglasses at night, this is some degenerate company Slothrop has fallen in with all right— the saxman is playing “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and those vibrations are just driving her wild.”

— Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow


Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson is something of an enigma. His films explore dark themes and highlight the very worst of human behavior. From Boogie Nights to The Master, he places well known actors in his films which pushes the envelope a bit and they deliver performances that are certainly outside of their comfort zones. 505 more words

Essay: On Fiction, Art and ABBA


On Fiction, Art and ABBA

Finland is not by its nature a dangerous country. It has very little poverty, free health care and education, it is transparent and its income equality is exceptionally level for our age – its head of state shovels his own snow off his own driveway, to give an illustrative example. 5,742 more words