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Monthly Archives: December 2019
This review treats several films about gay female love. The reviewer is a film maker. Noteworthy for me is her emphasis on the ocular dimension of romantic attraction. The use of “one’s self” instead of “oneself” for the reflexive pronoun … Continue reading
Inauthentical Inadvertency Twitter and Facebook took down numerous accounts internationally for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Twitter disclosed that “email addresses and phone numbers uploaded by users to meet its security requirements may have been ‘inadvertently’ used for advertising purposes.” Trumpical Subjunctivity … Continue reading
This article is about how a small Texas town near me survived losing its Walmart store. I like it for its local history and photographs. Edna is “a community of about 5,700 people surrounded by rice fields, ranches and grassland.” … Continue reading
… The queen’s addresses tend to be broad, anodyne and even a little opaque. “The problem with Yorkie [the Duke of York] is he can be very arrogant and petulant. I think that’s down to insecurity.” [Former palace official] Two … Continue reading
This painter who “didn’t like women,” in van Gogh’s estimation, found at the Opéra [de Paris] an arena of desire and depredation that he could translate into pure form — beautiful and stifling, modern and cold. This is the truth … Continue reading
There are parallels between Conservative “manifesto promises” outlined in this article and actions pursued by American Republicans. … Redrawing constituency boundaries and legislating for voter ID checks, widely understood as locking in Conservative electoral advantage. … Sweeping review of the … Continue reading