February 18, 2015
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Lyricbuster: I Fooled Around and Fell in Love

The Song: “I Fooled Around and Fell in Love.” 1975 tune by the otherwise respectable ElvinBishop (as sung by Mickey Thomas, the man who built a city on rock and roll, regrettably). The Culprit. “I must have been through about a million girls.” Crowing about one’s conquests is nothing new—Guillaume IX, the earliest troubadour whose work…

February 2, 2015
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Classic Reviews: “Vanity Fair”

Vanity Fair, published in 1847, follows the adult lives of two women opposite in breeding, personality, ambition, hair color, and pretty much everything else. Becky Sharp is a 19th-century Mean Girl, unleashing her inner sociopath at every opportunity, while Amelia Sedley is a naïve wallflower who barely provokes an opinion of any kind. I, for…

January 28, 2015
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A Review of “American Sniper”

“He is good at shooting people and he feels like it protects the people he cares about. But he isn’t happy about it.” Jen Bingham reviews American Sniper.

December 29, 2014
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Punchlist, Week of 12/29/14

What we liked in movies, music, books, and more in 2014.

September 4, 2014
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This Dynamic Opportunity

“Do you or anyone you know brush your teeth?” Sure. Everybody does.

July 26, 2014
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Let’s Get Lost?

“All maps, no matter how detailed, leave plenty of room for secrets.” Robin Beery reviews Trap Street, which appeared at the 2014 Indy Film Fest.

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