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The Best of Us, "The Americans," Might Be Russian…

The Best of Us, “The Americans,” Might Be Russian…

What’s more important? Figuring out who we serve? Or figuring out whose we are?

True confession: I’m not moved much to action or opinion regarding our current political landscape. (This is not a political post; for that to be so, it would presuppose that I much care.) Mid-term primaries in our troubled times don’t interest me. I may or may not have cared to vote this past Tuesday here in Georgia. I deeply appreciate freedom, but it has never been my highest value. Proud of my country? Yes. Do I root for America in the World Cup and the Olympics? Absolutely!…

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Raylan's Short Road to Harlan: Why We Are (and Aren't) Justified

Raylan’s Short Road to Harlan: Why We Are (and Aren’t) Justified

Despite FX’s tremendously thorough removal of all things Justified on YouTube, there is still some information in this post about the show’s plot, though nothing substantial, and nothing beyond season two. And though this is really a character profile, I feel obliged…spoiler alert!

One of the more frequent complaints about the FX television show Justified is the incoherent play between the two worlds of Harlan and Lexington, a three-hour drive made confusingly effortless between scenes and commercial breaks. During the first season it was hard to tell where Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens was hanging his hat each night; same woodpaneled…

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Two things I did this weekend... (Beck meets Avatar)

Two things I did this weekend… (Beck meets Avatar)

This weekend I finally got around to seeing Avatar. It’s only been out for a month, but it feels like I’m behind about 95% of the country. I also bought Beck’s Modern Guilt on vinyl. Although the two are seemingly disparate items, I came out of Cameron’s 2.5+ hour Tour d’FX resonating more and more with the the postmodern hippie’s title track:

Modern guilt – I’m staring at nothing Modern guilt – I’m under lock and key…

Don’t know what I’ve done but I feel ashamed…

Modern guilt is all in our hands Modern guilt won’t get me to…

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