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22 Jump Street [2014]

I had the ideal entry into this film. I hadn’t seen 21 Jump Street, hadn’t seen any trailers, and it’d been released long enough previously that I couldn’t remember any details from reviews other than it was fun and had a great end-credit sequence. 162 more words

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Jeffrey (1995)

Image credit:MGM Studios

Directed by Christopher Ashley

If you’ve ever wanted to see a romantic comedy that both capitulates to and subverts the main tropes and conventions of the genre, then… 2,066 more words

Romantic Comedy

For Want of a Favorable Reality

The coal industry of West Virginia had found themselves in a crisis. Coal had become unimportant to the economics of West Virginia. Well, that really wasn’t the crisis; exports could take care of that. 1,131 more words

The current system's logic reduces all of us into a money delivery system

As it is right now, the current system’s logic reduces all of us into a money delivery system. People and with us, all living beings are incidental to our self-imposed relentless pursuit of capital, wealth and prestige. 295 more words

An Episode -- Fiction by Dan Nielsen

“Cal, I can’t go on like this.” Suzy Nicholson stared out at the dark. It was winter. It was 4:30 in the afternoon.

“Why is that, Hon?” Cal Nicholson was still looking at the TV. 670 more words

Our Fascination With (Not) Fixing Education

Reading:  Why Technology Will Never Fix Education (Kentaro Toyama), Bernie Sanders’ Ambitious Plan to Eliminate College Tuition (Alice Ollstein)

Why does an article placing the failures of technology at the base of a unequal socioeconomic structure get a much greater deal of my Twitter feed’s attention than a political plan by a Presidential candidate offering free college education at any four-year institution?   1,599 more words

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Fox's Concepts: Postmodern Spirituality

“My name is John Constantine. I’m the one who steps from the shadows, all trenchcoat and arrogance. I’ll drive your demons away, kick ’em in the bollocks and spit on them when they’re down, leaving only a nod and a wink and a wisecrack. 1,462 more words

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