Category: culture

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throwdown thursday: Served!

Video games and dancing, who knew? I’m pretty sure most people’s typical idea of a gamer wouldn’t necessarily include “great dancer” among the list of qualities. And as someone that’s tried to teach a few nerds to dance in my...

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wednesday wishes: Me wantee!

My plan to try and write everyday this week* was nearly derailed by some kind of crud lurking in my system. At this point I’m convinced that the few molecules of pollen I’ve allowed near me while not yet protected...

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twitter tuesday: Impostors!

Unless you’re the one raking in money from the duped masses, chances are good that you don’t like spam. Estimates say that nearly 80-90% of all incoming e-mail these days is from spam senders. Thank goodness most of them haven’t...

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music monday: Lisa Stansfield

Happy birthday Lisa Stansfield! My introduction to British Blue-Eyed Soul with her well-known single All Around The World. There are few artists like her that, no matter what they put out, I’ll buy it.

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RIP: Loleatta Holloway, 1946-2011

Some sad news if you’re a lover of Disco and/or House music–or even just Disco/House Divas. Loleatta Holloway, best known for “Love Sensation,” passed away at the age of 64 after a period of poor health.

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culture: Allen Funt called…

The days of “Candid Camera” are long gone. Nowadays, hidden cameras are used for exposes and stings claiming to be in the public interest, but shining a disturbing light on private (?) interactions.

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movies: out of ideas?

Interesting article by Mark Harris at GQ, The Day the Movies Died. It starts off talking about the industry-unexpected success of Inception and goes on to discuss the same lament so many have about movies these days… there’s nothing new anymore.

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museum: The Art of Video Games

The Art of Video Games is the first exhibition to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies.

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in DC: America I AM

America I AM: The African American Imprint, currently at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC blew me away. It’s an amazing must-see collection of artifacts and items.