Monthly Archives: March 2013

Style as Substance: How Downton Abbey and Mad Men keep revolution alive by getting us to wear old clothes.

No television series is more definitive of my generation than Mad Men. Following the story of Sterling Cooper Draper Price is only half of the enjoyment. Indeed, probably half the 20-30somethings I know profess not to enjoy the show’s direction … Continue reading

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Thanks to my 100 followers.

Hello everyone. Thanks for all the follows.  I just cracked the 100 mark and that makes me so happy.  I’m working on a few new posts right now, so stay tuned and thanks for all the interest. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on the circle of life:
March 10, 2012. one year ago, Dad, Granddad, Pops, Sam died at the long old age of 90. there are bad memories of that time between when his body no longer worked and when…

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G-Mart Comics Blog Anybody comic lovers?  I just took over blogging duties at G-Mart Comics in Logan Square, Chicago.  Check it out for new comic news, reviews, events and all manner of comic-related dialogue.  You get a sweet 35% discount … Continue reading

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The Averaged Historian: A Review of Sarah E. Igo’s The Averaged American by an Amateur Historian at a Time Near the End of Academia.

The Averaged Historian A Critique of Sarah E. Igo’s The Averaged American by an Amateur Historian at a Time Near the End of Academia.  Sarah Igo’s triumph in The Averaged American is to bring up the hitherto discreet–I would go … Continue reading

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