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Archive for the 'movies' Category

“More Than Just a Punk Rock Ghetto”

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Do It Yourself – The Story of Rough Trade Thanks to Brian Turner for the link.

How To Encode DVDs to Watch on the iPhone

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

…assuming you have a Mac computer with a recent version of iTunes and a DVD/combo drive or better, running OS 10.4.10 or higher: Download HandBrake. Unless you’re a command-line freak, use the GUI link. Install Handbrake from the downloaded / expanded .dmg file. Open the application. Insert a chosen DVD into your Mac. You can [...]

“I Need To Let People Know What Kind of Music It’s Okay to Like Next Year”

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

As if Juno wasn’t perfectly capable of providing enough potent backlash by its humble, quirky, bad self, a (satirical) marked-up follow-up screenplay has been, um, leaked. What IS the mom from Arrested Development doing right now? Does she have a Twitter account?

The Doom that Came to West Beverly

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Tori Does H.P.

Kurt Vonnegut Quote, and…

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

“Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go off looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, ‘Please–a little less love, and a little more common decency.’” [...]

Warhol, Sedgwick, Dylan: Feel the Hate

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

I haven’t seen the work in question, but reading this makes me almost want to endure Ciao Manhattan again. Almost.

Microsoft: “Buy An Artist Out For Life” As An Alternative to DRM…or “Just Buy A CD and Rip It”

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Ever a patron of the arts, Bill Gates muses on how to support artists with lifelong grants (or something) instead of trying to protect their work with digital rights management. Is this a veiled reference to Microsoft “donating” a dollar from the sale of each Zune player to Universal? Does Gates really believe that a [...]

The Promised John Waters Photo

Monday, December 11th, 2006

From the event last Monday. L to R: Me, the Man, Kim. Photo (thank you!) by Lenaea.

Lindsay Lohan Makes Less Sense Than Courtney Love

Friday, December 8th, 2006


John Waters At the Swedish American Hall

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

A good friend asked me to join her for a little something called A John Waters Christmas at the Fillmore on Monday night. She mentioned something about “VIP tickets” and I got all excited. Waters, a multifaceted culture vulture, is a cinematic hero of mine. I feel a special perverse kinship with his sense of [...]