Dirty Harry Does Diversity.2: Indicting Invictus
(Like the original Magnum Force, this post is a sequel to the first Dirty Harry.) Of all of Clint Eastwood’s “Sympathy for the Other” movies, Invictus was the most popular in the Land of the Liberals. J. Edgar (gays), Million Dollar Baby (women), and Gran Torino (SE Asians) all did well but received more criticism than…
Snippets of Repeated Takes
I recently finished and highly recommend the book Repeated Takes by Michael Chanan. My main criticism of the book is that it’s large size makes you think it’s gonna have lots of cool illustrations in it. Instead, you get a conventional size text layout with blank margins so big they call to mind the immense foul grounds…
Wanna read Wainaina? You should!
I’ve decided many of my posts are too long, so I’m gonna keep this short: I just started reading One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina this morning and it’s awesome. Check it out!
Top 40 Over 40.7: Egypt by Youssou N’Dour
This album was one of a few that made me want to try putting strings on my next record. I don’t like how strings are often used in western pop as a soft bed of sound in the background. I do like how they carry the lead parts on much of this album. The Egyptian…