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Michael Scott, American Male, R.I.P.

Over at Slate, Bill Wyman (not that Bill Wyman) examines of Steve Carrell’s achievement these past seven years playing Michael Scott on The Office with characteristic insight. He not only puts Scott in the context of post-Seinfeld nihilism and self-loathing – i.e. characters universally defined by their unchanging weakness and self-centeredness – he points out […]

Mockingbird at the Movies: Little Miss Sunshine and Loserdom

With one of the indie hits of 2006, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (directors) and Michael Arndt (writer), introduced us to the quirkily disfunctional Hoover family. In Little Miss Sunshine, it is little Olive (Abigail Breslin) who drives the plot. She is seven years old, and is invited to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine […]

The Japanese Office

Our series “The Gospel According To The Office” continues tonight! Last week we watched the “Christmas Party” episode and talked about Motivation, and this week we’ll be watching the “Performance Review” episode and talking about Judgment. Which will be much more fun than it sounds, I promise. If you’re anywhere near the tri-state area, please join us! It happens from 7-9pm in The Cave at St George’s (209 E 16th St). In preparation, check out this recent clip from SNL: