Monthly Archives: October 2008

Things more neccessary: baby changing stations, bathrooms, phone booths, ATMs–anything else

Orlando has mobile prayer stations on street corners. They look like phone booths–and I wonder if they’re just as dirty as they are, too. The self-serving video below, acts like people came in droves for prayer during 9-11. They didn’t … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams are Made of This

This is fascinating: the generation raised on B&W TV tend to dream in B&W. When I was in film school, my dreams changed as I came to understand film as a language. I suddenly had dolly shots and close-ups in … Continue reading

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New Fiction on Guernica

The Seven Credos and Guest Fiction Editor Ben Marcus Acclaimed author Ben Marcus, acting as Guernica‘s Guest Fiction Editor, has chosen seven writers for October and November. Knowing that “no one trusts a barking anthologist, beating his chest over the … Continue reading

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The Low-information voter

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New vocabulary term: Spes phthisica

Came across that term in a novel I am reading, The Fox in the Attic. A depressing term, I suppose: this from Merriam-Webster: spes phthis·i·ca a state of euphoria occurring in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis Many people believed that you … Continue reading

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New fiction on Guernica

Waiting by E.C. Osondu Nigerian writer and Caine Prize Finalist Osondu examines life in a refugee camp: “My friends in the camp are known by the inscriptions written on their t-shirts. Acapulco wears a t-shirt with the inscription, Acapulco. Sexy’s … Continue reading

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Voter Registration deadlines are looming

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Take the Great Schlep for Obama

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo. Anything to avoid this:

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