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Road Rules: Traveling over the holidays

My latest for Industry’s Nov/Dec issue. Road Rules: Or, how to holiday travel together without driving each other crazy.It’s the time of year when opportunities to travel together come up for both new and more seasoned couples. From Thanksgiving through … Continue reading

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Turn around

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Inside Game of Thrones

Yes I know everyone’s obsessed with Breaking Bad right now, what can I say? Print waits for no show. In my latest article for Industry, I look at the themes of Game of Thrones, which offers a case study of … Continue reading

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What Man Wants

“Pleasure, success, and duty are never man’s ultimate goals; at best they are means which we assume will take us in the direction of what we really want. What we really want are things which lie on a deeper level. … Continue reading

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What Are We Telling Ourselves Through Popular Love Songs?

My latest column for Industry Nov/Dec 2010Tuning Out: Can love songs actually teach us something of value about that elusive state, or should we be making our own music?When the relationship becomes a normal part of life, it becomes just … Continue reading

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Ryuichi Sakamoto at the Vic

I went to see Ryuichi in Chicago recently and wrote a review for Radio Free Chicago. His unobtrusive yet challenging melodic experiments sat alongside the more accessible, climactic soundtrack themes he has composed over the years. The highlights: zen-like glacial … Continue reading

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Do not be too timid…

“Do not be too timid or squeamish about your actions, all life is an experiment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Matmos & So Percussion @ MCA 6/11/10 – Radio Free Chicago

Link: Matmos & So Percussion @ MCA 6/11/10 – Radio Free ChicagoI went to see Matmos and wrote about it!

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Werner Herzog as Plastic Bag

Link: Werner Herzog as Plastic Baga 20-minute short featuring Werner Herzog’s poignant narration…“They told me its out there, the Pacific Vortex, Paradise. You may be thinking, ‘Hey shut up and enjoy the sunset you idiot,’ well i don’t care what … Continue reading

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Health insurance sucks

This is a guest post I did about my befuddled search for health insurance, reprinted below in its entirety. Don’t tell me it’s not interesting. I know health insurance is “not interesting.” Kafka’s bureaucracies are also, in a quantitative way, … Continue reading

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