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The Definitive List of the 25 Best Movies of This Century

Because the critics at the New York Times have decided to list their favorite 25 movies of the 21st century, I am following suit.  Their list is interesting and wide-ranging, but, to my mind, flawed.  There are omissions (of course) and … Continue reading

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I’m Tired of Poems (Day 24, 2017)

This is the 24th day of National Poetry Writing Month. I’m Tired of Poems I’m tired of poems about butterflies and lilac bushes and hope and love and beauty all that worn-out shit I want the poetry of  blood-spattered curtains and … Continue reading

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Thinking of Henry Miller

Henry Miller wrote pornography for a dollar a page, because he had to pay rent and buy food.  All the while, he was working on Tropic of Cancer, which was one of the 20th century’s great novels.  He was in … Continue reading

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. The Beatles (Day 6)

I didn’t have high hopes for today.  Our London Pass had expired, so we either had to do free activities or pay way too much for things.  Kristy, being the sensible woman that she is, wanted the former. Her first choice was … Continue reading

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In the Unspecified Future (Day 25)

When I grow up and become responsible getting out of bed every morning won’t feel like rusty pliers pulling off my fingernails and I won’t mind going to work because paying the bills and putting food on the table will … Continue reading

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Something light

The blood and gore scare people away, I’m told, and poems where women are sexually tortured can be off-putting to those with souls. Do write something light, they say, as if my own internal gravitational pull was entirely up to … Continue reading

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The relativity of Art

Entertainment wants to give you what you want. Art wants to give you what you don’t know you want. –David Cronenberg It is not surprising, if we use Cronenberg’s formula, that most cultural artifacts offered to us–be they TV shows, … Continue reading

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