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Magic Mike XXL - Review

“Magic Mike XXL” is in many ways a pretty enjoyable movie. Channing Tatum, despite seeming to be physically imposing, moves in a manner that belies his size and makes him seem really personable–more so than I am accustomed to seeing him–and the whole cast seemed to be having a good time, which shows. 651 more words

Movies

This Week (and Last Week) in Awkwardness

I read an article recently about a company that wants to build a huge complex on the north rim of the Grand Canyon complete with a cable car system capable of taking 10,000 people a day down to the bottom of the canyon.  377 more words

This Week In Awkwardness

This Week in Awkwardness

All but the latest trees have their leaves, the lilacs are starting to bloom, and the temperature has been higher than 45 for several days in a row. 168 more words

This Week In Awkwardness

The Real Little Mermaid

When you hear “The Little Mermaid,” you probably think of the Disney movie about that one fish girl who breaks into song every 5 or 10 minutes. 401 more words

Trivia

Is 'Disneyfication' all that bad?

With the announcement of a Frozen sequel, and the upcoming Cinderella released in cinemas shortly, it seems that Disney is everywhere. And with the constant cultural presence of this influential multi-billion dollar company comes the age-old statements questioning how healthy an impression Disney creates in our culture. 613 more words

Culture

Sleeping Beauty: Adding Agency to a Dark and Gruesome Story

I thought since I gave Once Upon a Dream such a hard time in our Love Songs Extravaganza, I would take a closer look at Sleeping Beauty and its many versions. 3,777 more words

Disney

Today in NYC History: A Turning Point for Times Square (1981)

Few conversations about New York City spark more heated debate than the redevelopment of Times Square. For some, it symbolized the death of New York City’s soul, the beginning of a corporate, stale, Disneyfied city. 612 more words

Ed Koch