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Well friends, I guess I was due for it. It had to come around again some time or another with this blog, the cold embrace of disappointment. 724 more words


the limits of cork lining

Proust famously had his bedroom cork-lined to keep out the noise of his neighbours. Eric Packer, in DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, has his limo cork-lined, too. 211 more words

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Metric comes back from hiatus with Pagans in Vegas

When I met up with Emily Haines and James Shaw from happening Toronto band Metric last week, we began the conversation by reminiscing about the old days. 925 more words


The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Survived Cosmopolis and Looks Forward To Paprika

Cosmopolis was widely dismissed upon publication in April of 2003. It was an “intellectual turkey shoot,” (The New York Times) a lesser DeLillo, an ornate, remote curiosity… 169 more words


What a terrible movie. I want to watch it again. The beginning was just… Like, I don’t even know how to put this into words. It was so flat, so quiet, so so very bad. 339 more words


Nijmegen Four Days Marches - Cosmopolitan or Not?

Nijmegen isn’t your typical cosmopolis by any standard. Though every year, for a brief moment, Nijmegen is home to the Nijmegen Four Days Marches. An event that attracts people from all over the globe, challenging them to walk between 120 and 200 km, depending on age and gender. 223 more words


Cosmopolis (2012)

Dir. David Cronenberg

I adore David Cronenberg. I particularly love his early body-horror films; at least one of either ‘Shivers’ (1975), ‘Scanners’ (1981), ‘Videodrome’ (1983), ‘The Dead Zone’ (1983), or ‘The Fly’ (1986) should be in everyone’s collection. 587 more words