Culturama

You still have time to catch reruns of the season four debut of back-to-back episodes of Louie. Having just finished checking both out let us say that redheaded Mexican Manhattanite has not lost a step. The opener–‘Back’–revisits a favorite Louie meme: circuitous plot lines that converge in unlikely (and, of course, funny) outcomes. Oh, and […]

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Breaking Bad: This is the End of Walter White

by Eubie on September 29, 2013

In a few minutes, the Breaking Bad series finale is about to spool out the last hurrah of Walter Hartwell White, his protege, Jesse Pinkman, his wife, Skyler, his children and the angry orbit of peripheral characters collapsing around our protagonist, or more accurately, his out-of-control meteor on a collision course with the Greatness. Last […]

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What Does the Fox Say?

by Eubie on September 9, 2013

In an effort to piggyback on the next hot ‘thing,’ we’re offering up this link to what has to be one of the most bizarrely spellbinding music videos we’ve ever seen: What Does the Fox Say? by Norwegian dance-pop group Ylvis (well, we’re saying dance-pop but the duo of Nordic dudes could be headbangers for all […]

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For Your Amusement…

by Eubie on August 3, 2013

Came across this very interesting article in Wired magazine about a unique ‘event’ in artistic expression: a ‘cartoonist’ who drew more than 3,000 pictures, loaded them on a website one every half hour or so, and after many, many months produced a 40-minute animated film called Time. Even more interesting was what transpired around this […]

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Notes on the Zombie Apocalypse

by Eubie on June 23, 2013

World War Z is in theaters this weekend. The movie, based on the critically-acclaimed book, received generally good reviews, though most of the critics who also read the book were quick to point out that something of the latter’s depth was lacking in the film. Interesting side note: the book was written by Max Brooks, […]

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Here’s a provocative article arguing that infidelity is not as bad as all that, especially since monogamy is essentially a social construct and we are not ‘biologically’ inclined to be faithful. The one thing we’d caution against is hypocrisy, our personal pet peeve. In other words, what’s good for the goose is good for the […]

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RIP Edith

by Eubie on June 1, 2013

Sad, sad news. Jean Stapleton has passed away at the age of 90. Her portrayal of Edith Bunker on what was perhaps the most ground-breaking show in television history, All in the Family, was iconic, mesmerizing, and soulful. We could gush about all the reasons we loved this character and Ms. Stapleton’s portrayal of her, […]

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We’ll just go ahead and pencil you in, okay? This Sunday, June 2, offers three-and-a-half hours of primo TV. Starting at 8 p.m., it’s the season opener of The Killing, a dynamite show featuring intriguing characters and great stories. This Sunday starts a whole new storyline, a serial killer in Seattle for Linden and Holder […]

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Bob Hope

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

Today is Bob Hope’s 110th birthday, and nearly the 10-year anniversary of his death (coming up in July). We thought we’d take this opportunity to give a great big UB shout-out to the man from Texaco (we’re dating ourselves, aren’t we?) Bob was the consummate everything: entertainer, philanthropist, bon vivant, symbol of the American man […]

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French director Francois Ozon, whose film Jeune et Jolie (‘Young and Beautiful‘) is up for this year’s Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is winning big love from the critics, recently got into trouble with comments about sex work being a common fantasy of women. The backlash was immediate and scathing, and Ozon had to […]

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