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The Many Saints of Newark

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On October 3, 2021
In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably say that I was skeptical about the idea of a Sopranos prequel movie—and especially one focused on Tony Soprano’s teenage years—from the moment it was first floated. The essence of The Sopranos was fruitless regret and unrealistic nostalgia. That’s what made it a brilliant work even […]

Squid Game

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On October 1, 2021

Isn’t it just the way? You wait all summer for a good Netflix series, and then two come along in the same week. No sooner had I finished enjoying Midnight Mass than a critical mass of praise began b

Midnight Mass

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On September 27, 2021

Netflix’s favorite horror-meister, Mike Flanagan, is back with a new miniseries, Midnight Mass. I suspect it’s not going to have the same fannish reach as his previous shows, The Haunting

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Y’all got played

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On September 4, 2021
There were two unread posts on LGM when I woke up this morning. The first was about how the supreme court was able to gut a half-century-old precedent establishing constitutional protections for abortion with an unsigned, poorly-argued paragraph because there is, in a large chunk of the population, the perception that reproductive justice and all […]
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Some Weekend Reading

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On July 30, 2021
LGM, I am traveling. I got on a plane. I checked into a hotel. I went to restaurants and museums and the theater. I’ve spent the last week at a vacation house with a bunch of friends (who are all vaccinated and took PCR or lateral flow tests; we’re not idiots). It’s obviously not the […]
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The Compressor Stops

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On June 13, 2021
The first time Benjamin Netanyahu was voted out of office, I was eighteen years old. I was newly-conscripted, attending a training course for a computer system that I fervently hope has since been retired. It was my first time voting, which in hindsight set a bar that no subsequent election in which I have participated […]

Oscars 2021

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On April 25, 2021

Time zone issues meant that I was unable to participate in the LGM Oscars podcast, but on the other hand this is the first year in a long time that I’ve seen all of the nominees (not unrelatedly

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