Looking Elsewhere: Blood Oranges, Image, Hurray for the Riff Raff, PJ Harvey, Lightsabers, P.D. James, and More.

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The last couple of weeks have been full of terrible news and similarly terrible shows of hard-heartedness and prejudice, with the headlines dominated by violence, racism, injustice, riots, and worse. Thus, I've been especially drawn to rare flashes of goodness, humor, and grace.Some of those have come in the form of the Christmas party playlists that I've published here at the blog, thanks to Joe Henry, Ashley Cleveland, and several more that I'll post in the coming days.And here are a … [Read more...]

The Browser, 5/8: O’Connor; Berryman; Joe Henry; Elvis Costello; Ron Burgundy; Image on Lumet’s latest

Do you have the equipment?Flannery O'Connor blogged twice this week. That's always worth a look. And what great quotes. … [Read more...]

Bracing for the Backlash to My Anchorman Review…

"What a glutton for punishment you are," my colleague Mr. Greydanus said to me after I posted my semi-defense of Will Ferrell's Anchorman at CT Movies this week.And indeed, I'm anticipating that CT readers will be coming after me with torches when they see that I've given two and a half stars to a film as lowbrow and innuendo-heavy as Anchorman. … [Read more...]


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