August 2009

76 articles in August 2009

Earlier this week I finished Robert Rodriguez's trilogy about El Mariachi with Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Like El Mariachi and Desperado, this movie worked … mostly. There is real joy in the filmmaking, and some really great scenes. But its over-the-top style doesn't carry it the whole way. …

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I have a real fascination with Antarctica. One of the items that shows up regularly in my reader is The Antarctic Sun, the newspaper that covers “the US Antarctic Program, the Ice, and the People.” And it tells me that people are arriving at McMurdo for the start of the …

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