Astoria is more than a little tourist trap of a town...it has beautiful historic homes, and a stunning location. Yes, they depend on tourism, but so do many seaside/riverfront towns.
Not a word for THE MONUMENT MEN ????
COME ON !!!
My favorite is actually your pre-negation to my reasoning of Best Picture.
It is something. But let's talk more about Frozen ...
Did Migizi and I both use the words "Duh" in a newspaper in reference to Jennifer Lawrence independent of one another? That is really something.
The Argument was by far the best album of 2013. I wish I could have gone to his show in Brazil. I wonder if he will ever come to Chile.
On a kind of a side note, Good News For Modern Man has just been reissued with some extra tracks so check it out.
Andrés. (As Grant's mum, I am a teacher as well) =)
So much time for Grant, he's a gentleman a poet and an epic songwriter. Enjoy your independence Mr. H, you've certainly earned it.
"I love and respect Mould, but he's a bit of a sociopath." Nice said,
passive-aggressive guy who looks TERRIBLE. What happened to your JAW, Grant?
Nice article, Erika! Looking forward to Feb. 27th at The Roxy with NDPH.
"Singer/Dancer/Choreographer/Actor/Video Director/Song Writer/Music and Film Producer/Philanthropist/Rapper/Fashion Designer and Model/Businessman/Creative Director/Visual Artist/Live Entertainer/Grammy Award Winner and Billboards Artist of the Year at age 17 and again at age 19" Chris Brown is a mediocre pop artist ? Really ? I think the millions of people who love his creative talents would think differently, as would the Greatest Artist of All Time Micheal Jackson (who Chris was in the limo on the way to visit the morning Mike was killed.) I think Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna would disagree with you considering he wrote and produced music for each of them. I think that old school artists as varied as Busta Rhymes, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Twista, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe, Timbaland, Game, Elephant Man, Brandy, David Banner, J Lo, Ludacris, Nelly, Diddy, and SWV and newer artists such as Asher Moore, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Sevyn Streeter, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, T.I., T Pain, Kid Ink, B.o.B. Nicki Minaj, and Keri Hilson (just to name a few) wouldn't have collaborated with him if he was a "mediocre pop artist." I don't know what world you're living in to believe that "we all" have stopped listening to Chris Brown's music considering he has had song after song chart in Billboard before, during, and after the assault on Rihanna. In fact, if you stopped listening to music by artists who beat up on their partner, you would have to throw out your Beatles and solo John Lennon collection (Lennon beat his first wife), your James Brown collection, your Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love collection, Motley Crue, Rolling Stones, and anything by Liza Minnelli. Oh by the way, since domestic violence occurs in over 30% of relationships in America, you have just managed to piss off real people all around you who suffer in silence and won't get helped (both perpetrators and victims) for fear of public ridicule (which doesn't really work that well to solve the D.V. problem.) You've also managed to continue to recycle a incident which even the victim (Rihanna) has asked the media to move on from. I'm sure it makes her feel real good to be constantly reminded of being beat up a half decade ago! Great job genius! How about you do some actual research into your topics instead of continuing to parrot the ridiculous notion that Chris Brown has no talent because he beat up a woman nearly FIVE YEARS AGO! If you actually did some research, you would read about a variety of prominent producers and artists who speak highly of Chris Brown's musical talent and creativity and several producers who have called Chris "the Michael Jackson of his generation." You would also realize that Chris is constantly in the studio creating new music and is one of the most highly prolific and dedicated professionals to his craft in music. All the hyphenates I put at the beginning of my comments would be a good place to start your research. Unfortunately, however, its easier (though intellectually lazy) to continue to parrot the media backlash against Chris. However, here's a newsflash: if a person's artistry was invalidated because they engaged in violent or wreckless behavior in their youth, we wouldn't have many artists to celebrate! Its called real life......just like you and me who stumble and fall at times in life..........but such stumbles don't invalidate our talents and skills. What they do in today's society, however, is cause journalists and bloggers to lack critical thinking and originality of ideas and perspective on a counter-narrative to what everyone else is writing. These are things you are most definitely guilty of. Try to be different from the crowd......do some research........stop being lazy and intellectually and artistically incurious. The fact of the matter is that Chris Brown has never faded from the charts because he works hard at his craft, and (just like Mike) gives back to people in need. He's got issues to resolve (just like we all do) but he's also a creative genius and there are lots of people out there that believe the same thing.
"Everybody wants to be Ernest Hemingway"
did you know he was an alcoholic who beat his wife?
still wanna be him?
people can be very simple-minded.
"...would you still like Annie Hall? Obviously you shouldn't. ... Even Allen's most ardent fans acknowledge that if he really were a sex criminal, we should stop liking him immediately."
you are conflating 2 separate things.
if i knew for sure he abused dylan, i would stop liking HIM, yes definitely (not too fond of him as a person already, after soon yi)
but i would still like his films.
just as i still like roman polanski's films, even after he was convicted of what he was.
because the films can stand on their own, separate from the person who made them.
Lemme see, David Noose Heir, hmmm? Yes, a ringlike muscle, as I recall, aka Sphincter. I've seen other reviews by that dilettante and I would suggest to him that he pursue a career far from the arts. Heroin wholesaler in the South Bronx comes to mind.
Thanks Erika, I love it.
Harsh! I loved it.
This is so great. And I had never before noticed that Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” is “Jingle Bells” played backwards. You are absolutely right.
Bundy rules! Be there tonight, Missoula!
Did we listen to the same album?
Autumn is an ode to a dear friend who died an early death. Give these guys a little credit. Each track conveys a separate emotional experience. They are talented musicians and show us a new side of themselves with each album. They continue to grow and impress. Dont miss the chance to see them live - they never disappoint!
Drink another Mountain Dew sweetie.
"...our area's best chefs aren't exactly eager to showcase Tofurky."
Ha ha! Why is it that non-vegans can't seem to get past the Tofurky shtick? It's the all-purpose, go-to putdown, yet that's only one product of many, and not even the best. Constantly falling back on Tofurky as a defensive putdown is lazy, at the very least.
As for some of the films listed here, it feels more like a continuation of "last week's slight."
How about Earthlings http://earthlings.com/ --the film that many people have credited for turning them vegan overnight? How about The Witness? http://www.witnessfilm.org/ Or The Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home http://www.peaceablekingdomfilm.org/ --about the emotional lives of farmed animals? Then there's Vegucated http://www.getvegucated.com/ --about three meat-eating New Yorkers who take a stroll along the path to veganism.
Yeah, many of these films are downers, because animals' commodified lives are downers, and how do you dress that up to be fun? Maybe it's just an inconvenient truth easily side-stepped with Tofurky jokes.
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