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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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Where I was when the (Roll) Tide turned

Tonight I had the honor of being in the audience for Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce show at Town Hall. It was a magnificent show, as to be expected. I can speak more about that another time. But when the transcendent … 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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Still “tired of hearing about the damn emails”?

Regarding the instantly infamous leak of DNC emails: I just can’t be upset about the DNC personnel wanting to run the game for a lifetime team-playing Democrat, versus a long-time, strongly self-identified Independent who just recently decided he wanted to … Continue reading

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Treating erotic dancers like carnival games is apparently normal in Alberta

It’s a looney game all right. Apparently in Alberta, Canada, local laws separate nude dancers from patrons by 1 meter. As a workaround, patrons toss 1- and 2-dollar coins at the dancers. Sometimes, these tosses are far from gentle. In … Continue reading

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Versailles – Aug. 7 2015

Me and a few thousand international friends thought it would be a good idea to check out Chateau de Versailles, the iconic grand palace and grounds, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, in the late 1600s, then transformed in … Continue reading

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