Saturday, July 26, 2014

"I Ran"

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cowboys and Indians: Lee Ann Womack's Best

the article

Napa Institute Conference 2014

"too rich for my blood"

Fr. Z reports on the first day.

No idea if a Byzantine-rite Divine Liturgy will be celebrated for the conference this year.

Wish I could have gotten up close when the scaffolding was still in place

Orthodox Arts Journal: Completion of Dome Fresco in Santa Rosa, CA - website for the church

OCA - Diocese of the West

The Fraternity of St. Philip Neri

Caught wind that this is what someone I know from Boston was up to...

The official website.

The Myth of Meritocracy

How do you say "taqiyya" in Hebrew?

Opening This Weekend in Select Locations

The Divine Move 신의 한 수

Thursday, July 24, 2014


CA Gov. Brown Bans More Handguns By Signing AB 1964

Installation of New Rector for the Local Latin Seminary

Monday, August 25 at 5 pm.

Fr. Stevens was one of the speakers for the recent cycle of Theology on Tap SV.

St. Patrick's Seminary
New rector named for St. Patrick’s Seminary near San Francisco
California seminary receives new rector after former president's removal
Father Gladstone Stevens named to lead seminary
Archbishop Cordileone Rebuilding Church, Society in San Francisco

From last year: Surprise resignation stuns California seminary students, faculty
Tried the sausage burger at Smoking Pig; it's better than the sausage patties from Whole Foods, but I don't think I'd make it a favorite yet. I should try some of the ribs. There were some people eating bbq meat over lettuce - the Smoking Pig salad?

Uzumasa Limelight

Twitch: NY Asian/Japan Cuts 2014 Interview: UZUMASA LIMELIGHT Captures the True Dying Art of Samurai Cinema's Kirare-Yaku


The Last Boers of Patagonia

Twitch Film: Durban 2014: THE LAST BOERS OF PATAGONIA Trailer And Stills

The Friel Sisters

My Brilliant Life

The Plot Thickens

Russia Says Has Photos Of Ukraine Deploying BUK Missiles In East, Radar Proof Of Warplanes In MH17 Vicinity (via Vox)

A Most Wanted Man


Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last serious film is a thin spy drama
It's doing ok at RT, though.

'A Most Wanted Man' Director Anton Corbijn Reflects On Working With The Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rotten Tomatoes: 40 Historical TV Shows Photos

The costumes may be pretty but are the stories up to snuff?

Vox Popoli: Sabotaging marriage

Vox Popoli: Sabotaging marriage

See also: Slowly, We Win

The Trailer Looked OK Even Though the Movie Is Directed by Woody Allen

Magic in the Moonlight doesn't seem as weird or morally dubious as his other recent movies. Creepy because Colin Firth's character is so much older than Emma Stone's? So PC. (On the other hand, if it were Woody Allen playing the character, that would be creepy because Woody Allen is creepy.)

Colin Firth and Jacki Weaver Try to Pick Their Favorite Woody Allen Film

Update: Twitch review

A new movie with Keira Knightley... Begin Again.

CBS News

Keith Carradine Interview

The Goodbye Girls with Molly Tuttle

No Google Fiber Here Any Time Soon

Nimby laws will keep Google Fiber out of its own backyard

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I had hopes for this one...

Eve Tushnet on Boyhood.

Over the weekend I saw Jon Favreau's Chef. Two boys who are in broken homes, living with the consequences of divorce. Putting aside the possibly implied (not explicitly shown and it could be said that they were just having a really sensual dinner) one-night stand between Chef Carl Jasper and Scarlett Johansson's character, the movie is a crowd-pleaser for good reasons, among them the romance of operating of a food truck.

1. The importance of fatherhood, and quality father-son time and male bonding.
2. The passion of a man for his craft and to excel in it.
3. And there is also the fixing of the relationship between Jasper and his ex-wife. (Though it may not be so credible; she seems to be doing very well financially. Even at the top of his game, would Jasper be enough to satisfy her hypergamy? Questionable.)

It is a funny movie and there are probably worse Hollywood products out there that are clearly misandrist. At least this one does not mock the main character, though it does have a laugh at his expense because he is behind the times with social networking.

Vox Day on 4GW and the Use of Rhetoric to Cover Up a Lack of a Proper Rebuttal

The Facets of False Rhetoric

Well Played, Vandals.

No One Knows Why or How the Brooklyn Bridge's American Flags Were Painted White

Sunday, July 20, 2014