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The Wire at 15: Myths and Reality

It’s been 15 years since the first episode of The Wire – a show I, and many others, consider to be the finest show American TV has ever produced to date (I admit ignorance of shows from other countries for the most part – premiered on HBO. 3,761 more words

Television Shows

Hot Catholic of Lent: Day 12!

These days you can have a famous parent and 100+ followers on Instagram and call yourself a supermodel.

In my day, you actually had to be discovered at McDonald’s (Gisele), at the airport (Kate Moss), or in the local paper (Cindy Crawford). 184 more words

Hot Catholic Of Lent

which would be our city?

if I was a

detective and you were

a murderer, would the case

close soon enough?  If there

were trickling tears down the cheeks

of your victims, would I run… 25 more words

27 Dresses

It occurred to me while watching this movie that romantic comedies are a lot like bridesmaid dresses. Occasionally you come across one that you can bring out again and again no matter what the occasion, but most are unsightly things that manage to serve its purpose and then should never be seen again. 501 more words

Western Movie Reviews

Blarney Stoned

In the August 1996 issue of Movieline magazine, Irish-American columnist Joe Queenan examined the way the Irish have been depicted in movies.  He ranks movies based on the number of cliches they can lay claim to and crowns a then-recent indie movie as the King of Blarney. 2,975 more words

Movies