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Groovie Movie deserves another look

Attention all Lindy hoppers and Collegiate Shaggers!! Iris Dolowitz Tarou in San Francisco, recently posted a video showing lindy hoppers dancing on a translucent rooftop dancefloor — but the view was from below! All you see is disembodied and shadowy … Continue reading

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Dance talk: lead & follow /= dominant & submissive

Question raised: When dancing, one person leads and the other follows. I had a discussion tonight with someone who equated this to dominant versus submissive in terms of gender relations. I don’t agree but didn’t really know how to articulate … Continue reading

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Of scorpions and turtles (or frogs or crocodiles…but always scorpions, tho)

Remember how, after the Correspondents’ Dinner, it seemed like every single news report took pains to finger-wag at Michelle Wolff for saying super-mean things about Sanders even though *press secretary* Sanders openly loathes the WH press corps (and journalism in … Continue reading

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Another Crusader wants to judge us

Wendy Vitter: I cannot imagine a clearer example of the current GOP/DJT agenda to stack the federal judiciary with right-wing activist judges. I mean she’s already an *actual activist* for the far right!! And this LIFETIME APPOINTMENT would be her … Continue reading

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Even in a Jones endorsement, it’s still about Moore?

When charisma and entertainment are the most important values in campaigning today, here’s what you get: A weak-sauce local endorsement that’s 3/4 “vote against the disgusting, offensive, embarrassing bad guy,” and at best 1/4 “vote for the good, solid, qualified … Continue reading

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The Bride of Frankenstein is a proto feminist icon

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Last night, I watched the final scene of Bride of Frankenstein. Can you believe the Bride only appears in the final 5 minutes? Within mere minutes, Elsa Lanchester created an indelible character — literally an instant worldwide icon. … Continue reading

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Homegrown Nazi sympathizers flourish in the Garden

Essential: Please watch this short film of a “pro-American” rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939. Yeah, it’s horrifying to see swastika iconography flanking a hagiographic George Washington; explicit calls for the formal establishment of strictly white, gentile control of … Continue reading

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