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Cool, Invited, and Excited: Why I Want to Enter the World of Velvet Goldmine (1998)

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There are movies whose fictional worlds are just so overwhelming and spectacular that you can’t help but watch them over and over with the subconscious hope that you’ll enter that alternate universe. 1,254 more words

1998

Holy Asbestos! - The First 100 Issues of Marvel's Silver Age

There is something special about timeless works, films or books that you can digest 100 years after publication and you can still relate to what’s going on. 765 more words

Comics

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

 When we are thinking about our environmental footprint as individuals, it’s often hard to perceive the impact of any “green” lifestyle changes.

Perhaps you know that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas, but you wonder what the harm is in getting the… 580 more words

Thoughts

"O Tell me the Truth about Love" (W.H. Auden)

At the end of the BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie and Darcy finally kiss. They’re in a carriage so the approach is somewhat unstable, but the music swells and their lips finally meet and the series ends on a still of their faces that fit together like puzzle pieces. 964 more words

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Coming Soon: "Mosquito" and "The First and Last Witch of Bucktown."

“Mosquito” was UK Grief’s driver and roadie to a show in (Fuckin’) Dowagiac, Michigan recently. This is that story.

And then…a little tale of horror in a Chicago neighborhood. 7 more words

Random Dodgy

Connected to the Past

The two wires pictured here are not from an old personal computer or a

vintage 80s VCR no, it is of something more powerful and enduring, nostalgic:  a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Police Interceptor, black and chrome.  885 more words

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breath

I decided that I don’t have to decide right now. Put it off for a moment or two, and just breath. My friend, O, said that the Dalai Lama says that life should be lived with a constant insistence upon rationality. 306 more words

Life