Monthly Archives: September 2008

Audition!

Hey, Chicago people: if you know Chicago well, if you have about 5 hours a week to spare and if you’re a damn good writer then  CHICAGOIST wants you. Interested? Drop me a line and I’ll fill you in.

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from an IM

Steven: looking at the news today, we may all be selling pencils down at the hobo camp soon enoughme:  yeah … down in the tent town of bushville

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3 things about Stanley Kramer’s ON THE BEACH

On the Beach [1959] 1. Fred Astaire smoking like a chimney, a cigarette between his fingers as he pours himself a drink, takes a swallow, clamps the cigarette between his lips again. 2. A shocking cut for a Hollywood movie … Continue reading

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3 Things

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages [1922] 1. The old woman lies asleep on the bed. The devil showers her with coins, his long rakelike fingernails caressing her body.2. The old woman picks up the severed hand of a corpse and … Continue reading

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“We have trade missions back and forth,” Ms. Palin said. “We — we do — it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United … Continue reading

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Film Festival!

What’s playing at the festival this year? Here’s my overview.

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Don’t forget: "We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself," – Republican Party Platform, 2008.

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