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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dar’n On The Fourth of July

July 5, 2017, 3:11 pm

Dar likes road trips and the seashore. We like making him happy and taking time off. One cheap way for all of us to get what we want is to take minor holidays on the central coast, as we did during 2017’s long Independence Day weekend. Window policy changed on this trip. When I drive around Berkeley with Dar, I often roll down the window next to his back seat, because it makes him happy. I used to roll it
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Can The First Half of 2017’s Big-Budget Films Compete for Oscars?

July 5, 2017, 9:24 am

This article also appeared on writeoutofla, called: Can 2017’s Blockbusters Get Oscar-Nominated? Ah, blockbusters. For us discriminating film fans, they’re a bit like that fashionable cousin at the family reunion that just won’t shut up. We love them and we hate them, but how to contextualize them with the rest of our lives? Some of us go out of our way to praise them for the slightest effort at respectability. But perhaps we shouldn’t. This piece exists to explain why,
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