Article Archive for August 2010
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 31 August 2010
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As the song played I imagined that I was a secret agent carrying a top-secret mix tape from New York to Paris. It was easy to have spy fantasies on planes back when everyone smoked.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 August 2010
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When Ray Bradbury’s wheelchair was pushed into the auditorium of the Los Angeles Public Library and situated next to me, I froze. I’m not fazed by rock stars, but authors are something else.
Posted in Things We Like on 28 August 2010
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It’s Quentin Tarantino and a Giant Buzzard vs. the jocks! Also: A special message from the plant world.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 27 August 2010
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After awakening from a troubled sleep infected with visions of demonic abstractions pitched at odd angles against an impossible landscape of stark horror, my sweet tooth hit.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 August 2010
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I remember things of no consequence. But the things that do stick with me have their own importance, even though they’re not of any practical use.
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 August 2010
Stats: 4,092 views and 4 Comments
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.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 August 2010
Stats: 19,080 views and 5 Comments
When we moved to Sri Lanka, I was six years old and already the biggest “Star Wars” fan on my block. But something happened there that made me a lifelong collector.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 23 August 2010
Stats: 25,905 views and 4 Comments
The shop was home to one of those carnival midway machines that would print any sequence of letters onto a souvenir coin. In essence, you were making your own money.
Posted in Things We Like on 21 August 2010
Stats: 3,524 views and No Comments
Are your more frightened of gargoyles or a pretty girl with the face of Robert Downey, Jr.? The answer may surprise you … or not. Also: Return to NBC’s Studio 8H.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 20 August 2010
Stats: 7,190 views and 7 Comments
Everyone wants to own a ventriloquist dummy, but how do we overcome the fear that it will come to life in the middle of the night and stab us to death?