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Joe O'Brien
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For a child of the 90's like myself, watching "Buddy Holly" in 2013 creates a Russian nesting doll of nostalgia:
I'm going to watch Weezer's "Buddy Holly" video, and as I do I'm going to reminisce about how hard I marked out when my 13 year-old self first saw this video back in 1994; how it catapulted Weezer ...
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* FLAPPERHOUSE will be published once per Earth season, so avoid making your Quantum Leap fan fiction too "current-eventy."
FLAPPERHOUSE does not want unsolicited submissions right now. We are, however, still currently open to pre-elicited transmissions. We'll probably change our mind someday. After all, as the brillian...
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"In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway." - Tyler Durden
(The 40th and final chapter of a year-long series) It was right in everyone's face; Tyler and I just made it visible. It was on the tip of everyone's tongue; Tyler and I just gave it a name. Narrat...
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I'm a little late to the "Treme" party, but I'm loving every minute of it.
During one of my college screenwriting classes, one guest lecturer told us how much he hated it when writers said of their works, “The setting is a character,” and he hoped none of us w...
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The road-tripping couple in the AT&T commercial did a pretty good job choosing their playlist, except for the Interpol song. I get that the lyrics mention the west coast, but still. There mus......
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If you like to rock, you should check out the first 30 minutes of Ty Segall Band's "Slaughterhouse":
Slaughterhouse is indeed a raucous little hellspawn, but let's get something outta the way real quick: a quarter of this record is worthless nothing. After 30 explosive minutes of creamy hooks, cathar...
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"...The Bechdel Test is most useful when applied to cinema as a whole. It illuminates a widespread problem, not necessarily a problem that individual films should be judged on, utterly out-of-context. A film can fail the Bechdel Test and not be sexist, just as a film that passes the test can still be horrendously sexist. Therefore, it’s kind of unfair, not to mention pointless, to grade one film on an A to F scale based on how it fares on the test..."
The Bechdel Test makes a great point, only it's not the point that Sweden seems to think it's making. The test asks a three-pronged question about each movie we watch: Does it have at least two wom...
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Amazing!
The Fall-Back Hour is one of the most magical hours in the entire 4th dimension, and yet so many people seem to sleep right through it. If you're still awake when we repeat 1 - 1:59 AM at the end o...
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(Part 13+13+13 of an ongoing series) Who do you think those people were? Those were not just ordinary people there. If I told you their names-- I'm not going to tell you their names-- but if I did,...
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Alt-J's "Fitzpleasure" is a weirdo masterpiece.
I love me some weirdo music, and while I don't consider myself an expert on the matter or anything, I often listen to some of these weirdo bands the tumblr kids are digging on and I can't help but sme...
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Over at the 10Listens Singles Club, I'm happy to see that Green Day no longer wants to be The Undisputed Voice Of Their Generation:
Zeitgeists are tricky things to capture. A lot of times, artists just stumble into capturing a zeitgeist, like Green Day did with Dookie. Other times, they try really hard to capture a zeitgeist, and ...
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Prometheus didn't come here to make friends.
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  • Playwrights Horizons
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Habitual Storyteller, Occasional Music Maker, Compulsive Crossword Solver, Off-Broadway Gatekeeper, Loving Dogfather
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