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movies

  • Big Hero 6 & the Science problem

    When a family movie features science and technology I look forward to taking the eldest to see it as much as she looks forward to going to the movies. We loved Cloudy…

  • Physiological response to singing

    Many people who learn I sing opera feel compelled to apologize for not liking the art form. It’s okay. I get it. I don’t like opera either. I mean, I don’t like…

  • Fleas of endearment

    The French have developed a friendly sort of relationship with fleas. Of the many creatures that historically live around humans, the French seem to have a particular fondness for fleas. I had…

  • Crystal skulls

    Something people learn about me is that I am a skeptic. This usually comes as a shock since artistic types are automatically expected to believe in all sorts of mystical blather. I…

  • Movie insight: entering rooms

    If real life was more like a movie, you’d go through that set of doors by opening both of them at the same time. You would make a grand, dramatic entrance through…

  • Opera and body image

    Opera can change the way you see women.   A before and after of Deborah Voigt. When you first plunge into the world of opera divas you can have a bit of…

  • Bechdel test

    In a way related to my earlier post, I thought you guys would appreciate the Bechdel Test. This is something that often comes up in conversation when I talk to friends about…

  • Cliché of Western Film

      I am going to let you in on a secret today. This is a secret cliché that hides in plain sight. [It is reasonably certain that folks have noticed this but…