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My Life in Cemeteries

Last week I got to help give away one of those giant-sized checks—you know… like Ed McMahon.  It’s a great feeling to give one of those things away…nothing makes people feel happy like giving them an over-sized check.  The check was actually from the Arkansas Humanities Council and was destined for the Washington Hill Cemetery […]

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Weirdness in Netflix suggestions…

I’ve become a big fan of Netflix (more about my particular netflix uses later) But…I’m trying to figure out how liking Henry & June (the NC-17 film based on the unexpurgated diary of Anaïs Nin), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (the musical about the East German rock idol and victim of a botched sex change […]

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You Can Help “The Dig”

An old friend and colleague of mine, Tony Chapa (o.k….so he’s more a legend than a mortal man) passed along an interesting e-mail today. If Tony wasn’t involved, I probably wouldn’t have given this a second look…but it does look interesting & I am VERY sympathetic to folks who want to keep creative control of […]

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Birth of a Nation

On this day (February 8th) in 1915, D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation premiered in Los Angeles. This silent film was America’s first feature-length motion picture and a box-office smash–lasting an unprecedented three hours. Released under the title, The Clansman (at least for the first few weeks) , the movie debuted only after Griffith sought […]

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