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A Message from the In No Particular Order Editorial Board*

Posted by on Nov 22, 2008 in News & Events | 1 comment

We’ve differed with the New York Times Editorial Board in the past. But we firmly believe in giving credit where it’s due, and so we congratulate that thriving paper’s Board on winning what we believe must have been a contest seeking the lamest, most clueless, most BosWash-corridor-inbred post ever created. You can view the entry here. We...

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Things football fans know

Posted by on Oct 19, 2008 in News & Events |

I’m not a big college-football guy, but I watched a bunch of games Saturday because I was under the weather. Once you tame your cynicism (most of the players seem to be 23 years old and to have matriculated at State U for six years – except for the best running backs and wideouts, who these days jump to the NFL after their sophomore seasons),...

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Keepers

Posted by on Oct 14, 2008 in News & Events |

You know how a project begets projects, each of which begets a project or two of its own? We recently got new basement carpeting. As installation day approached we needed to clear all furniture from the finished portion of the basement. And that meant clearing the bookshelves. Took a good look and a deep breath and decided Everything Must Goooooooooo...

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Mad about "Mad Men"

Posted by on Oct 3, 2008 in News & Events |

I like car chases and guys firing two pistols at once and fistfights that take place on the wing of an airborne plane. So why do I like AMC’s Mad Men series so much? I believe I know the answer, but first: This’ll teach me to question the estimable James Lileks, one of my favorite bloggers and my first read each weekday morning. Lileks wrote...

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119-word movie reviews: Burn After Reading

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008 in News & Events | 4 comments

1 star (out of 4) Very very bad – and even worse because it was made by the Coen brothers, who know better. All characters needn’t (shouldn’t) be likeable, but if they’re not likeable they’d damn well better be interesting. The bitches, half-wits, Peter Principle dolts and pedants played by George Clooney, Frances McDormand,...

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In concert: Old Crow Medicine Show

Posted by on Sep 25, 2008 in News & Events |

So I took the family last night to see my favorite band: Old Crow Medicine Show, a five-piece acoustic country/folk/bluegrass/roots outfit (did I squeeze in enough labels there?). Man, I love these guys. They play like their pants are on fire; they do these gorgeous close harmonies that make me cry; their mix of original tunes and covers is just right. My...

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