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Breaking Bad Recap: ‘Hazard Pay’ (Season 5, Episode 3)

July 30, 2012 – 4:49 pm | 2 Comments
Breaking Bad season 5 episode 3 - Back in Business

Walt began the series as a misunderstood protagonist caught up in the glamour and adrenaline rush of covert, self-destructive law breaking, and has transformed over the course of four seasons into a person fueled by something far more blind, hopeless and methodical.

Album Review: Passion Pit’s Gossamer

July 30, 2012 – 3:30 pm |

But like hunting for proof of Nessie or Bigfoot, these moments of inspiration that you took a smudgy photo of in your excitement vanish all too quickly, and you are left wondering if anything exciting actually happened at all.

The Newsroom Recap: Bullies (Season 1, Episode 6)

July 29, 2012 – 11:48 pm |

Despite whatever his shortcomings as a boss/writer/collaborator may be, Aaron Sorkin can deliver one hell of an hour of television.

Twenty Twelve Recap: ‘Loose Ends’ (Season 2, Episode 7)

July 29, 2012 – 4:35 am | 3 Comments
Twenty Twelve: Season 2, Episode 6

The main loose end seems to be the ground-to-air missiles which may be triggered by the fireworks during the opening ceremony.

Twenty Twelve Recap: ‘Inclusivity Day’ (Season 2, Episode 6)

July 29, 2012 – 3:35 am |
Twenty Twelve season 2, episode 6

So the last episode ended with the head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission being shot in the foot. Given Twenty Twelve’s history of quietly pleasing metaphors (the symbolic wind turbine so symbolic it had to be plugged into the power to make it rotate spring to mind) one wonders whether this is a comment on the success of the bid to hold the games in London.

100 Greatest Gangster Films: State of Grace, #66

July 26, 2012 – 12:05 am |

In real life, the Westies developed working relationships with both the Genovese and Gambino crime families in New York and sometimes served as their enforcers and hit men. Violence was what the gang was about. As a History Channel documentary accurately noted, the Westies of the 1970s and 1980s “raised mayhem to a blood sport.”

Teaser Watch: Man of Steel

July 25, 2012 – 5:24 pm | 7 Comments

A look at the teaser(s) for Man of Steel.

Video Game Review: Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir

July 25, 2012 – 8:52 am |

In order to discover the secret of the house and escape the curse, you encounter and battle ghosts from the memoir and the house using the Camera Obscura – taking photographs of the ghosts at crucial moments leads to their untimely demise. You do battle with all sorts of unsavoury types, from staggering, bloodstained long-haired young girls to bodiless hands which reach out from the memoir’s pages to grab and tear at you.

Post:Ballet — Dreams, Seams, and Salience

July 24, 2012 – 9:30 am |
Post:Ballet - When in Doubt

What does Post:Ballet mean in terms of classical ballet? Is it a rejection of the classical vocabulary, an integration of classical with neo-classical and contemporary styles, or a step beyond what has gone before?

Breaking Bad Recap: ‘Madrigal’ (Season 5, Episode 2)

July 23, 2012 – 6:04 pm |

Walt gets a call on his cell phone from Mike while standing in the kitchen washing dishes. “I’ve reconsidered,” Mike says. “I’m in.”

8 Questions with Dancer/Choreographer David Van Ligon

July 23, 2012 – 11:33 am |

It was very exciting to get to showcase one of my works for Company C, and I really enjoyed watching the piece come together. It was just thrilling to watch — from the videotape of me doing the initial steps, then to have the dancers understand my vision and afterward execute it.

Body In-Sight: Action Drawings from the Dance Studio at the Museum of Performance and Design, San Francisco

July 23, 2012 – 9:34 am | One Comment

Aided by mirrors installed in their jewel box set, the gallery audience watched as they performed barre exercises, first dipping their feet in charcoal powder, so that the trajectory of their leg movements would be registered on the paper.

A Distant Mirror: Fashion and Identity in Colonial Latin America

July 23, 2012 – 8:59 am |

The scene depicted is officially entitled Garden Party on the Terrace of a Country Home, but Tomlinson says it is known behind the scenes as “Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll”, as it shows the Beautiful People of colonial Mexico enjoying all the pleasures their world had to offer.

Twenty Twelve Recap: ‘Catastrophization’ (Season 2, Episode 5)

July 22, 2012 – 9:15 am |

There’s a brilliant sequence right off the bat when he tries to help the meeting go well by offering to fetch coffees, but just prompts a round of competitive beverage-ordering from Siobhan (Jessica Hynes), Fi (Morvern Christie) and Kay (Amelia Bullmore).

Twenty Twelve Recap: ‘The Rapper’ (Season 2, Episode 4)

July 22, 2012 – 5:00 am |

The campaign for Getting It On may have hit a snag, vis-a-vis the distribution of bags of flavoured barrier methods to athletes from Catholic countries.

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