Monthly Archives: May 2010

In Moab, Utah: Where Dinosaurs Sleep

A full moon hung in the sky over Moab, Utah the other night, framed by a few puffy, cartoon clouds. We’d spent the day looking at dinosaur tracks. My daughter, Lili, looked up and said that dinosaurs were sleeping in … Continue reading

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"Greenberg" & the Feckless Indie Male

So this weekend I caught Noah Baumbach’s new film Greenberg in a St. Louis theater, the day after I rewatched the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man, which is better, true, but also not really a fair comparison, because who can … Continue reading

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Deep Water Spills: Peak Oil Under Sea

For years now I’ve been curious about the phenomenon/topic/fringe idea of Peak Oil, basically the warning that we will soon reach the peak of oil production: once it’s peaked, it’s only a matter of time before supplies start to dwindle, … Continue reading

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On Daniel Woodrell's "Winter's Bone," Coming This Summer to a Theater Near You

I’m in the mood for some good reading right now, have pegged a few titles for summer reading out of sheer curiosity, and while casting a wary eye at the Summer Movies list, it’s a pleasant surprise to see this … Continue reading

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On the Backfires of Rave Reviews, ala Tom Rachman's "The Imperfectionists"

Why is it that the giddiest rave reviews often somehow make their books sound suspect? I note this just having read Christopher Buckley’s rave of Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists in todays NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/books/review/Buckley-t.html?ref=books The book does sound fun, but … Continue reading

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