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Film: Ralph Bakshi’s American Pop

Ralph Bakshi’s American Pop is an animated film about the trajectory of pop music and songwriting in America over the course of four generations of aspiring musicians; Zalmie, Ben, Tony, and Lil’ Pete. It is an exceptional film, enough that … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Liu Cixin’s The Poetry Cloud

Last night’s Poetry Cloud discussion was the bubbles rising! Inventive, playful, manga-like. Three folklorish characters play out a science fiction stage drama: a poet (farmed for consumption), a dinosaur (which eats poets), and a god walk into a parsec wafer … Continue reading

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An Author Abroad

Lots of firsts this year. There are lots of places I have never been; most, in fact. And two of those places, until this past spring, were Dublin, Ireland, and Paris, France. Yes, what a fairy tale, to visit both, … Continue reading

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