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French Connection

“Midnight in Paris” was a little like “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” for the literary set. The story is a time-travel fantasy that assumes you had at least heard of Man Ray, Gertrude Stein, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Some of the … Continue reading

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Base Pay

The Knox County School Coupon Book includes a coupon for a pay-per-view movie from Xfinity. My wife and I plan to redeem the coupon when we get the bill for the movie we watched on Sunday. I feel like we … Continue reading

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Monroe Doctrine

It’s the time of year when my wife and I make an effort to see some movies that are likely to be nominated for Academy Awards. Not all of them are shown at the local multiplex. Fortunately, we have an … Continue reading

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Happy Disposition

The opening scene of last Wednesday’s episode of “The Middle” should be enough to earn award nominations for each of the five main cast members. The actors playing the Heck family displayed great comedic timing while driving home from Aunt … Continue reading

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Cee Loberace or Liberacee Lo?

How do you explain Twitter to your grandmother? Or more specifically, how will I explain Twitter to my grandmother? I want to tell my 98-year-old grandma that I got a tweet from the Liberace Museum. She was a big fan … Continue reading

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Bring Out Your Dead

No one dared cheer or applaud during Celine Dion’s performance at the Oscars on Sunday night. She sang Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” as pictures of deceased Academy members were shown. At most other award shows, the In Memoriam segment turns into … Continue reading

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Punch Brothers

If there were only five Best Picture nominees at the Oscars, they would probably be the five that are nominated for Best Directing. This year I’ve seen all five Best Directing nominees and eight of the ten Best Picture nominees. … Continue reading

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SAG Harbor

The Golden Globe Awards, which air on NBC, get more attention than they deserve. The Screen Actors Guild Awards, which aired Sunday night on TBS and TNT, deserve more attention than they get. Many of the SAG members also vote … Continue reading

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Besting Out All Over

The East Tennessee’s Best poll in the New Sentinel starts with a fill-in-the-blank test. The multiple-choice quiz comes later. To make it through both rounds and be named one of the final three is fantastic. I am immensely complimented to … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day

While skimming through the Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville 2010 results, I was stunned that my blog made it into the top four along with winner The Sunsphere Is Not A Wigshop and runners-up Blue Streak and Frugalissa Finds. I … Continue reading

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Twoscars

The Academy Awards are just wrapping up as I write this. Thankfully, “Avatar” did not win Best Picture as many thought it might when the nominations were first announced. The momentum for “The Hurt Locker” has been unstoppable lately and … Continue reading

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