Behold the IceCar!

Yesterday, I drove from Chicago to Minneapolis, a road trip of about 380 miles or so. If you also live in the Midwest, you’ll know full well that yesterday also happened to be the day a giant ice storm coated several states in snow and ice. Driving along I-94 yesterday was …

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Why You Shouldn’t Drink and Blog

I had a beeeeeeer! A beer that’s a brew, babeeee! I’ve drank enough for two, babeee! Though I think that’s too few… but babeee… I feeeeeel SWELL! I feel GREAT! Gotta be on a podcast at eight! Starting beer! Starting now! Honey, EV-RY THING’S COMING UP BOOZES! BA-DAH! BA-DAH!  

Mama and Feminist Horror

Mama, the new horror film from producer Guillermo del Toro, comes out today, and I do recommend giving it a look. Here’s why: 1) It’s a cracker of a horror film. Once the movie gets going, nearly every scene delivers a new, creepy element. In fact, the creep-factor delivery is …

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Should I do a weekly column?

It struck me this morning that the Minneapolis / St. Paul area currently has a great array of art house / single screen / non-first-run movie theaters, certainly more than I was aware of when I was growing up in this town. The Heights regularly shows vintage films between showings of first-run movies. …

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