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The Anthology Film

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On April 10, 2005
So what to make of this? I think Tobias is basically right about omnibus films in general: they are almost always better on paper than in practice, and sometimes they’re pretty questionable on paper once you get past the director’s name. Have you seen Four Rooms or Aria? I sincerely hope not. Overall, I think […]

Blowing up the Filibuster

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On April 7, 2005
Nathan Newman, Sam Rosenfeld, and Brad Plumer are of course correct–the filibuster rule in the Senate has been one of the most potent weapons that American reactionaries have had, and it would be in the interests of progressives to get rid of it even if it meant short-term policy losses. (Of course, it will only […]

About Time

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On April 6, 2005

Ah, this is more like it: M Rivera (L, 1-1; B, 2) 0.2 3 5 1 3 1 0 38-18 10.80 And Slappy Rodriguez making the key error is just icing on the cake… Is this now four blown saves in four opportunit

Happily, Yes!

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On April 5, 2005
Congratulations to Seb at Sadly, No! and his partner, who will be having their first child in June. To ask the most obvious question, will the child take his/her father’s name, or will he/she just use “Pawlik”? (At least we know that the child will soon be treated to some delicious cuisine!)

Jokermen

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On April 3, 2005

TBogg notes that, having used one of the greatest of American protest songs–“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll“–to defend state torture and support the claim that the Presid

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