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by paul constant

Boyhood: Richard Linklater Uses Time as a Special Effect in a Different Kind of Summer Blockbuster by Paul Constant Unless you're willfully uninterested in film, you know about Boyhood's audacious gimmick already. Richard Linklater filmed a movie in...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Bad Day for Amazon: Amazon's Fire Phone debuted to fairly horrible reviews from the tech blogs. Also, today's Shelf Awareness reported that a survey indicates Amazon's battle with Hachette has hurt Amazon's image: "Of 5,286 book buyers polled by Codex...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Friendship Is a Positive Step in the Evolution of Emily Gould by Paul Constant Curiosity will presumably bring lots of readers to Emily Gould's debut novel, Friendship. Gould earned a certain level of internet notoriety (neteriety?) as a star blogger...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Micro-Indie Blues: Eclectic Seattle Label Fin Records Goes on Indefinite Hiatus: Christian Fulghum, owner of the Ballard-based record label Fin, announced that his four-year-old company will go on indefinite hiatus due to financial difficulties. Fin’s...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Take heed, Seattle automobile enthusiasts! Car drivers in other parts of the country are being crushed beneath the bootheels of bicyclists in a terrifying War on Cars, too. In a piece headlined "Bicyclist bullies try to rule the road in D.C.," Washington...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Hatewatch reports: Less than seven hours after being asked about the racist legacy of rock entertainer Ted Nugent, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of American Indians this evening cancelled a scheduled performance next month by the controversial performer....“We...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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ABC News says: McDonald's Corp. said its profit slipped in the second quarter as sales in the U.S. continued to flag. The world's biggest hamburger chain has been struggling to boost sales in its flagship market amid intensifying competition, changing...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Vollmann is an excellent writer known for publishing thick novels that get rave reviews from the sorts of people who have the time to read thick novels. (He’s also written some notable nonfiction works, including a seven-volume attempt at creating...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The National Review is all over this most pressing of stories: In his new book Clinton, Inc., which hits bookshelves today, [Daniel] Halper quotes a friend and law-school classmate of the former first lady and New York senator who says: “I think she’s...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A literary genius who has a new book that will not challenge your attention span by Paul Constant William T. Vollmann is an excellent writer known for publishing thick novels that get rave reviews from the sorts of people who have the time to read thick...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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If, like me, you woke up this morning to the alarming news that a couple of activist judges basically curb-stomped Obamacare to death, you might want to read this ThinkProgress post, which explains the thinking behind the ruling: The two Republicans’...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Next EMP Pop Conference Set for April 16-19, 2015 in Seattle: Organizer Eric Weisbard recently announced on Twitter that next year’s EMP Pop Conference will happen in Seattle's EMP museum April 16-19. Inquiries about this academic gathering at which...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Like the old Classics Illustrated line, which adapted the classics of literature to comics form, Catherine Ingram's new "This Is..." line brings the world of high art to the comics medium. Unlike Classics Illustrated, Ingram's books (This Is Pollock,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Not only was it the hottest June on record, the month before that was the hottest May on record. Things are just hot in general. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Things must be terrible for Mars Hill Church right now. First, Pastor Mark Driscoll urged his flock to stay off the internet so they would avoid negative news about Mars Hill. Then they laid off staff, possibly due to fundraising difficulties. And now...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, July 21, 2014
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We have finally reached the end of Weird Al Yankovic's eight-day album-release assault, in which he debuted a new video from his new album on a different website every day for over a week. If you missed the weekend debuts, you can watch all eight videos...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Science-fiction cinema doesn’t always require terrible digital special effects and huge-name actors. Coherence is a charming little parlor game of a movie, following a group of friends at a dinner party who stumble into a confusing state of quantum...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Right about now, Rick Perry is hosting a press conference. What's he going to announce? Is he launching his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential campaign? Well, kind of. The Washington Post reports: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) reportedly plans to dispatch...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, July 21, 2014
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A low-budget science-fiction film that will make you forget about its budget by Paul Constant Science-fiction cinema doesn’t always require terrible digital special effects and huge-name actors. Coherence is a charming littleparlor game of a movie,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Slog tipper Joe Szilagyi sent these along: These commercials have apparently been repurposed from the Colorado Department of Transportation. This first one interests me because it seems to take place in a public park. Aren't pot smokers supposed to only...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, July 21, 2014
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