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Cult Status

Cult films are cool. They’re dumb films, often intentionally absurd, often intentionally ironic. The “cult” is in on the joke. They watch these things over and over and shout out the lines along with the actors on screen, or sing … Continue reading

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Our Rough Beast

Let’s get literary. Let’s get political. In the Los Angeles Times, Mark Athitakis does both with a book from fifty years ago: Compared to the rest of his oeuvre, Gore Vidal’s 1968 novel seems misbegotten… His reputation was built on … Continue reading

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Republicans on Fire

Here in Southern California the fires kept burning: After a brief respite from the relentless gusts that have driven the deadly Thomas fire for more than two weeks, powerful winds are expected to return, adding to the challenges facing firefighters … Continue reading

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Not Quite Better Than Nothing

It’s been a long dry year for Republicans. They finally have control of the House and the Senate and the White House, and that’s done them no good. They couldn’t repeal Obamacare even when they set up that vote under … Continue reading

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All the Dead Poets

No, it wasn’t like Dead Poets Society – that Robin Williams movie where Williams plays that eccentric and inspiring English teacher who frees young minds through famous poetry and classroom theatrics. It wasn’t like that. It was more of a … Continue reading

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What Everyone Now Knows

One thing leads to another when it shouldn’t. Some unfortunate outcomes, in retrospect, were inevitable. No one knew, at the time, how badly things would work out. Donald Trump named Jefferson Beauregard Sessions as his attorney general – that senator … Continue reading

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Losing the Republican Party

Things go well until they don’t. What wasn’t supposed to happen happens. Winners become losers. This was the weekend that the number one ranked college football team in the country, those Georgia Bulldogs, got blown out by the tenth ranked … Continue reading

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