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Surrealism in American Animation

Surrealism in American Animation

Philly’s Secret Cinema presents an evening of short, surreal cartoons from the 20’s and 30’s.

Tim Tom

Tim Tom

A movie!

Twang

Twang

Last week’s BR-549 show at the TLA was pretty much what you’d expect from a concert performed by an aging hillbilly band. Much of their material is formulaic, but that’s not so bad if you like the formula. A fun night out, though I wouldn’t follow them around on tour or even buy any more […]

Syrianna and Match Point

Syrianna and Match Point

It’s that wonderful time of the year, when the Oscar contenders are released to us little people who don’t live in New York or LA. I recently saw Syrianna, a political action flick about the oil business, and Match Point, Woody Allen’s new drama. Thumbs-up to both movies, but Match Point is definitely the stronger […]

Hooters on Flickr

Hooters on Flickr

Technical aside: after years of uploading pictures to Typepad, Snapfish, Ofoto, and Flickr, I decided to embrace Flickr for all photo sharing and printing needs (under username Bendystraw). This picture right here of the sinking Hooters boat is my most viewed stand-alone photo. I have a good idea about which tag attracted the attention, which […]

Double Down: 1812's annual holiday show

Double Down: 1812’s annual holiday show

Earlier this week, I saw Double Down, the 2005 version of 1812 Productions’s annual holiday show, and it was everything that a holiday show should be: a little singing and dancing, some gimmicks, a touch of improv, and lots of laughs. It’s the most fun I’ve had at the theatre in a long time, and […]