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And… we’ve achieved a new TV

After dragging my friends out to Best Buy and having intense discussions with an employee (which degenerated into an agreeable political discussions because this is the Washington DC area), I ended up with a new television. What kind? Well, that’s … Continue reading

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The art of choosing a new TV

Since it’s January, when you’re paying for last December’s frivolity and are looking forward in sick fascination at the upcoming tax season, it’s time for your electronics to break down. I mean, would they choose to fail in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Divine Felines and #NationalCatDay

Let me turn you on to something. On October 29, this Sunday, it’s @NationalCatDay which looks like just an excuse to indulge in feline adoration. As if the 74,059,000 owners, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, need an excuse. I love … Continue reading

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A ‘refreshed’ Freer Gallery of Art coming in October

Those into Asian and Middle Eastern art know all about the currently-closed Freer Gallery of Art and its partner, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. During a tour of the Freer’s renovations, Director Julian Raby spoke about many … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Updated to remove spoiler warnings. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will make a lot of money but would have made more with a coherent story. The film’s  promise is lost amid various conflicting competing plot lines. It has all … Continue reading

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Forget lovingly handmade gifts – Amazon wins

This is not a nastygram towards Amazon.com or the USPS. Not at all. It’s is a realization. Only big business can afford to mail stuff, so buy from them. I just spent $20 to send a package across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Utamaro-A glimpse into Japan’s sexual ‘floating world’ of yesteryear

Thank goodness for sex, otherwise humanity would miss so out on so much great art. A one-of-a-kind exhibit, Inventing Utamaro, opens at the Arthur M. Sackler museum in Washington D.C. April 9th. Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro’s large painting, Moon at Shinagawa, owned by … Continue reading

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