Monthly Archives: August 2007

Boys will be boys, pt. II

After seeing Superbad last night, I’m more than convinced that the first point in my last post is correct. It helps that Michael Cera ‘s fey dumbfoundedness is probably the college-age male heterosexual’s most fashionable pose.

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Boys will be boys, pt. I

I haven’t seen Superbad yet, but this putatively no-contest John Hughes-vs-Judd-Apatow debate got complicated quickly, and there’s several points to consider: (1) Films about the deceptively placid, ostensibly platonic relationships between men are rare. Seth Rogan and Paul Rudd’s affection … Continue reading

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Good night

Some things, nino, some things are like this,That instantly and in themselves they are gayAnd you and I are such things, O most miserable… For a moment they are as gay and are a partOf an element, the exactest element … Continue reading

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Good night

Some things, nino, some things are like this,That instantly and in themselves they are gayAnd you and I are such things, O most miserable… For a moment they are as gay and are a partOf an element, the exactest element … Continue reading

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Daryl Hall: "I love the fact that record companies are all going down"

A lively Daryl Hall interview in, of all places, Pitchfork. He tells Clive Davis to go fuck himself, laments the standards-strewn road down which Rod Stewart walks in the autumn of his career, sympathizes with Kelly Clarkson, and talks warmly … Continue reading

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Oh well

For the Things Don’t Change file: Charles Dickens describing the House of Representatives in American Notes: I saw in them, the wheels that move the meanest perversion of virtuous Political Machinery that the worst tools ever wrought. Despicable trickery at … Continue reading

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Rather pokey in spots, its score obtrusive, tentatively pessimistic ending patting itself on the bank; yet The Lookout is blessed with three of this year’s best performances: by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, and Matthew Goode. Earlier this year I cited … Continue reading

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