Articles in the One Million Watts Category

Why Aren’t You Watching “Fringe?”
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Posted in One Million Watts on 21 September 2010
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What I especially like about “Fringe,” beyond its general brilliance, is that the female characters have agency — their own strength and intelligence.

Again with The Suburbs? Really?
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Posted in One Million Watts on 20 September 2010
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If suburbia is so horrible, why do most people now live there? The Arcade Fire doesn’t answer the question, so I’ll give it a shot.

Why We Tumblr
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Posted in One Million Watts on 16 September 2010
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I resisted Tumblr for a long time because I saw it as little more than a coffee-table blogging service — all style, with no context or substance. I didn’t realize that were its strengths.

The Emperor’s New Ping
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Posted in One Million Watts on 3 September 2010
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I join social networks willy-nilly and put little or no thought into them, but it isn’t what I put on them that matters. It’s what I leave off.

Tomorrow’s Tater Tots, Today!
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Posted in One Million Watts on 1 September 2010
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My restaurant would serve one thing, and serve it well: tater tots. I would rock tater tots so hard that even the slouchy, diffident hipsters would gobble up them by the boatload.

Looking Forward to a “Pilgrim’s” Progress
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Posted in One Million Watts on 25 August 2010
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That star that has risen in the West signifies the birth of a new cult film. “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” is just 10 years away from being everyone’s favorite movie.

Ultimate Sci-Fi Smackdown: “Damnation Alley” vs. “The Day After Tomorrow”
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Posted in One Million Watts on 12 August 2010
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Mainstream science fiction movies duel for supremacy! Matte paintings will be shattered! Previously distinguished acting careers will be lightly besmirched!

Bad Dreams, Good Dreams
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Posted in One Million Watts on 11 August 2010
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Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” is wanting. A movie about entering other people’s dreams, and the best Nolan can come up with is shoot-‘em-ups inside the local Hyatt?

The Art of Gardening Self-Defense
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Posted in One Million Watts on 4 August 2010
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Want your garden to defeat prowlers, obnoxious kids, chumps selling magazines and maybe even Godzilla? There are several pretty but cruel options available.

Dawn of the Smartphone Cyborgs
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Posted in One Million Watts on 22 July 2010
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My smartphone use is through the roof. It isn’t rude or unsafe, but I’ve come to depend on that handheld interface in ways that almost shame me when I say them out loud.