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Uncle Barb's

It's never a "free speech" issue. It's usually a "these are the consequences of your freedom to speak" issue.

-Kelly Oxford (twitter)-



December 2nd


Mike Mills wrote a brilliant film script. He should have let someone else direct it.

November 24th

Queer Lit in 2011

Band of Thebes provides some of my favorite queer book commentary. In the article linked here, he discusses the "handful" of queer letters included in recent nominations. That handful includes some mediocre representation, i.e. Michael Cunningham's Nightfall. The Room by Emma Donoghue received the most attention. This book sat on me like a fat man full of contrivance.

November 13th

Music, All Genres

Jean Pierre Rampal

A List in Progress

Topp Twins Untouchable Girls

Topp Twins 2011

It is truly amazing how authentic, open people can change the world.

November 7th

Kate Millett by Alice Neel

Did you know that you can retrieve archival Time covers?

October 26th

Ventura Pons

Ventura Pons is alive and well and actively making films, although that is hard to verify if you live in the US. 

October 15th

Falling in love with the movies, a list

Film as art reflects life with subtle clarity and effective resonance. The following films moved me in that way.

Lauren Bacall

Captivating Lauren Bacall won my heart as a teenager.

September 30th

Unconscious (Inconscientes)


This little gem of a film from Spain was the perfect remedy to the pile of crappy movies I've seen lately.

September 22nd

The Big C

Truthfully, I could not imagine enjoying a tv show about someone dying of cancer,

but Laura Linney and excellent writing make The Big C a profound and compelling work of art.