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Don't worry, they can't see you. Just take your time.

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The latest in computer aided literary studies - Brian Joseph Davis is taking descriptions of fictional characters from their source texts and running them through software designed for law enforcement composite sketching.



I have just realized that Cate Blanchett really should play Emma Bovary (number four in the lineup, there).

Trailer Parking

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A couple of films that are coming out:

The trailer for the new Wes Anderson film looks exactly like a trailer for a new Wes Anderson film.  Make of that what you will:


Under African Skies is a documentary marking the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon's Graceland album.  When the album came out, I was a bit conflicted about the politics of it (I got the impression that Simon was in some ways deliberately exploitive of the situation, and in other ways an odd combination of defensive and naive). I purchased the thing nevertheless and think it does hold up as a good album - but I am quite interested in how it is looked back on.