Monthly Archives: October 2011

Shakespeareans Anonymous

The old, raging debate about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays (and presumably, of his other work) has reignited, thanks to the new John Orloff/Roland Emmerich release, Anonymous. I haven’t seen the film, but I understand it posits that the Earl … Continue reading

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Of saints, sinners and relics

John Lennon’s tooth is for sale. That was one of the weirdest sentences I’ve ever written. Omega Auctions of Cheshire, UK is handling the sale (Cheshire Cat joke, anyone?). The molar/memorabilia has been projected to fetch £10,000, although as Omega’s … Continue reading

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How to change the subject (in a thoroughly incompetent way)

The nitwits in charge of messaging for Building A Better Ohio (the GOP-backed proponents of State Issue 2 – which would limit collective-bargaining rights for Ohio public employees) have a lot of ‘splaining to do. It seems they lifted video … Continue reading

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This is what democracy is SUPPOSED to look like

Occupy Wall Street, the grass-roots, pro-middle-class protest movement that began on September 17th, has morphed. Owing to its success, the resonance of its message and its expansion to (so far) 70 other major cities, it has necessarily abbreviated its handle … Continue reading

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