Category Archives: Spotlight

In which I point to something.

10/04/11: Higher Ground at The Grand

The Grand Theater is such a find in Tacoma, it’s a membership non-profit movie theater that amply covers the indie world and even has its own film festival, which is upcoming this week and features quite a few interesting-sounding films. But … Continue reading

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9/19/11: sneak review

If you subscribe to Poetry, or have access to a copy of it, I urge you to take a look at the just released October issue and read the poem by Spencer Reesce, The Road to Emmaus. Read it aloud, … Continue reading

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9/02/11: Life

I went to see Life in a Day. My deepest response to this film is that I feel ashamed to be me, but not in a bad way, since I can’t be anyone else, it’s more a humbled feeling along with a … Continue reading

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8/26/11: planet diamond

An international team of astronomers, led by Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology professor Matthew Bailes, has discovered a planet made of diamond crystals, in our own Milky Way galaxy  … with a mass of about 1.4 times that of our … Continue reading

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8/25/11: Crush

This is simply a tribute to gay poets, the guy-ones. I’ll have to do a tribute to lesbian poets too, now that I think about it, there is a large plate of deliciousness there. It’s just that the past few … Continue reading

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8/10/11: riots

Can’t help thinking about the riots in London and points north. Not much complex commentary on NPR or BBC. Of course, it’s disconcerting, what everyone wants is for the mayhem to stop and things to return to normal. But also, … Continue reading

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8/08/11: Nicole Krauss

Just read The Great House by Nicole Krauss, published October 2010. It came into my hands thanks to the Pierce County Library, which had a copy of it in their new books display. I’ve had a copy of her second … Continue reading

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