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Favorite Movies, Music and TV of 2009 (Plus)

Okay, here goes. I would break the pop culture of 2009 down this way: a pretty good year for music, an alright year for film and a downright incredible year for television. Five Favorite Films Of 2009* 1. Fantastic Mr Fox 2. District 9 3. In The Loop [warning for profuse-albeit-very-inventive foul language] 4. Coraline […]

The Institution of Paul Walker and The Last Days of Disco

Last week, yours truly was fortunate enough to see The Rev. Paul N. Walker instituted as rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, VA. It was an absolutely beautiful service, with a sermon from Paul Zahl (aka dad) and music from the peerless High Street Hymns. For those of you who don’t know him, Paul […]

Another Excerpt from Whit Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco

Charlotte turned to her. “Alice, one thing I’ve noticed is that people hate being criticized. Everyone hates that. It’s one of the great truths of human nature – I think it’s why my parents got divorced.” Alice looked implicated. Her eyes began to water slightly. “I’m sorry,” Charlotte added, apparently sincerely. “It’s just that you’re […]

Ladies, Tramps and Shakespearean Admonitions (With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards)

Name a movie director who has written the novelization for one of his films. I can think of only one. His name is Whit Stillman and the film in question is 1998’s immortal (and now Criterion-ified) The Last Days of Disco. Stillman’s novel, the sympathetically titled The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards […]