Tag Archives: Matthew Yglesias

Pretending It Never Ends

No one stays in the stands after the big game is over, or keeps staring at the television screen, telling themselves the game can’t be over. Your team won or it didn’t. The score is right up there in big … Continue reading

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The Strange Straight Up

Call it the Andy Warhol Syndrome – or the Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant and David O. Selznick Syndrome, or the Henry Mancini or Ahmad Jamal Syndrome. When you grow up in Pittsburgh you want to get out. Those guys did. … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping on the Mad

When you live halfway between the Sunset Strip and the center of Hollywood you do notice packs of paparazzi now and then. They’re rather off-putting, festooned with expensive cameras with big lenses, elbowing each other for the good shot of … Continue reading

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