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Most websites are niche sites. This one ranges a bit. Apologies.
I grew up in Minneapolis and live in Seattle, so Iím a fan of the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. I hate the New York Yankees. My writers are Norman Mailer, E.L. Doctorow, Milan Kundera, Ernest Hemingway, Leo Tolstoy. I back Barack Obama. I bark for him. I bike to work. I studied French for a while but my Mandarin Chinese, learned more than two decades ago in Taipei, Taiwan, is still better. Cíest dommage.
Iím tired of the bullshit. Thatís what this site is more and more about. I think the world is the opposite of the way itís portrayed. The mainstream media is condemned as liberal when itís often conservative, sensationalistic, or both. The product of Hollywood is condemned as liberal when it promotes an absolutist, good-vs.-evil vision of the world that suits conservatives. Hollywoodís main storylineóa lone man using violence to achieve justiceódescribes neoconservative foreign policy exactly. We just suffered a decade of it.
Since readers ask for this kind of thing, hereís a list of my 10 favorite movies in chronological order:
- The Third Man (1949)
- Seven Samurai (1954)
- The Godfather (1972)
- All the Presidentís Men (1976)
- Annie Hall (1977)
- Breaking Away (1979)
- The Thin Red Line (1998)
- The Insider (1999)
- Líheure díete (2008)
- Un Prophete (2009)
Hereís a few favorite articles and posts:
- Shitty But Not Illegal: Two Tales of Microsoft
- Dark Knight My Ass: Why Batman descends into camp
- Where Have You Gone, Fred Wenz? Reflections on the 1971 baseball card you never wanted but always got
- Movie Critics and Moviegoers: Agreeing more than not
- Three Stories with J.D. Salinger
On the site, youíll also find my freelance work with MSNBC, MSN, Slate, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Believer, and others.
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Feel free to range.
P.S. Yankees suck.