Wake up! Wake up! It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been sleeping under an old patchwork quilt on an old brass bed in your attic bedroom! The ho…
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Yes, I’ve been watching Smiley’s People and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy again. [The doorbell rings.] [The doorbell rings again.] [A pause.] [The doorbell…
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Previously: How I Caught My Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria and So Is The Flesh A Problem Or An Opportunity In The Eyes Of God Or What? You know the one I…
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Isaac Fellman beat me to some, but not all of it: “But what [Salieri’s] really doing, by railroading [Mozart] into a place of lonely illness, is forcin…
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ARE YOU A PROTAGONIST IN A DAPHNE DU MAURIER NOVEL? DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, SUCH AS GOING TO CORNWALL OR A MAN LOOKED AT YOU? PERHAPS YOU STRUGGLE WITH …
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I was showing the Indianapolis scene from Jaws to Grace last night and I was struck by how much the first few minutes, where Richard Dreyfuss and Rober…
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Three trans men of a certain type (were Mary McCarthy writing The Group today, they’d have featured prominently in at least the Vassar flashbacks, say.…
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Most recently: “Nails were never much good against Mother,” Henry mumbled, his whole mouth thickly forested. “Remember Violet?” “I’ll take the matches,…
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Ah! my friend, please think of my hardships
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The second season of Tor’s horror anthology, Come Join Us By The Fire, has just launched on Google Play, where it’s available for free. Chapter fourtee…
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Watching Alec Guinness quietly-yet-forcefully react to various catty declarations through Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is like a slow canoe ride down B…
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And not the 2011 version with Colin Firth and Gary Oldman either, the one that holds your hand and says reassuring things throughout, but the 1979 mini…
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