I'm sorry Atlanta twitter (ooh) I am for real

I'm sorry Atlanta twitter (ooh) I am for real
by Bryan Harvey

On teaching Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones

On teaching Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones
by Bryan Harvey

Translating the word Wahoo at The Cauldron

Translating the word Wahoo at The Cauldron
by Bryan Harvey

Finding Teyonah Parris' 'Formation' in 'Chi-Raq'

Finding Teyonah Parris' 'Formation' in 'Chi-Raq'
by Bryan Harvey

The end of history, or Andy Murray's attempted rivalry with Novak Djokovic

June 21, 2016


As of June 5th, the tennis season is through Roland Garros. Wimbledon will start before the end of the month. In between those two swells in the Grand Slam ocean, Andy Murray made history by winning the Queens tournament for a fifth time. He is the only player to do so, having laid waste to Milos Raonic in the tournament's championship match. This summer has also seen Murray reunite with his former coach, Ivan Lendl, in order to start winning Grand Slams again, which is the sort of history that tends to matter most in the tennis world. Of course, this accomplishment would also entail solving the Novak Djokovic conundrum. 

Truth and lies in Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' (2015)

June 4, 2016

A bird in the Venerable Bede's monastery.
Bob Peterson and Peter Sohn’s The Good Dinosaur (2015) is one part lie and another part truth. These ingredients do not make for a particularly unique story. Rather they spin from the DNA of past fiction a tale that is something less than myth and a bit more than history.

To their own devices: A reflection on Pablo Larrain's 'The Club'

May 22, 2016


A man stands on a beach, holding a long pole. He turns in a circle. Tethered to the pole is bit of fur, possibly a rabbit’s. A dog chases the fur. The man drags the fur in the sand. The dog lowers its neck. The man raises the fur high into the air. The dog raises its neck and snout. The dog chases the fur in orbit around the man. He is the center. He is a priest.

Spring Reading: Basketball, Opiates, & Bicycles

May 5, 2016


Some books I read on a beach or late at night:

Boys Among Men by Jonathan Abrams (2016)

Number of the Day: Duncan turns 40

April 25, 2016


Or four thousand. Who knows? So it is written. So it shall be done. Or, as Duncan once said to Ramses, "Dungeons and Dragons was a much cooler game when it was real."
 

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