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The Grocery Shopping Weatherman

The black eyed weatherman does the best he can. He doesn’t mean to lie. But when he said ‘twould be sunny, his grocer didn’t find it funny, when two feet of snow fell by five. 20 more words

Predicting This Year's Oscar Winners and Their Place in History

Trevante Rhodes (left) and André Holland in “Moonlight,” this critic’s favorite film of the year. PHOTO: DAVID BORNFRIEND / COURTESTY OF A24

As the Academy Awards season nears its end with Sunday night’s ceremonies, I find that I have been curiously drawn to Blind Vaysha, writer-director Theodore Ushev’s Best Animated Short nominee. 895 more words

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Mysterious Injuries

Life with EDS means getting used to waking up and doing something resembling a status report of my body before I move. In fact, I’m fairly sure if you were to watch me sleep (please don’t, that’s creepy, and Nikki and Pam already have enough pictures of me sleeping, but that’s for another post), you wouldn’t be able to tell the moment I actually wake up because, for at least five or ten minutes, I am laying exactly in the position I woke up in. 334 more words


Feeling the (Film Independent) Spirit Awards


By T.T. Stern-Enzi

Photo: (l-r) Alex R. Hibbert as Little and Mahershala Ali as Juan in ‘Moonlight’

I have always been a sucker for the freewheeling and free-spirited appeal of the Film Independent Spirits Awards. 696 more words

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The West Virginia Weatherman

That black eyed weatherman does the bes’ he can.  He don’t mean to lie.  But he ’bout landed hisself in jail without any bail, when he said it’d be sunny and dry.   25 more words

Caption Competition

So, dear reader, which of the captions listed below goes best with this picture?

A. That is positively the last time I set foot in a Wetherspoons. 94 more words


James Baldwin Subject of New Documentary

Raoul Peck’s ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ lifts passages from Baldwin’s unfinished novel ‘Remember This House’ to frame, as only Baldwin could, the story of America from the standpoint of its primary protagonist, the African-American. 750 more words

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