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Rex Sorgatz

The side-benefit of dating Jewish girls in this silly city: my Words With Friends gameplay has become much better!

jul 28
2003

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MEDIA

 The Onion: The New New York Times.

ART

 Finally, the news I've been waiting for. The Cremaster Cycle will be available on DVD August 26. (A trailer.)

WORDS

 NYRB: Comics For Grown-Ups (starring Joe Sacco and Daniel Clowes).

ARCHITECTURE

 Times piece on one of my favorite topics: Stadium Architecture. I didn't even know that Peter Eisenman was designing a new Arizona Cardinals stadium (Gizmodo thinks it looks like a cell phone). There's an audio slideshow too. (I have long wanted to do a multimedia piece on the history of the American sports stadium.)

TV

 Roseanne Barr is returning to tv with a new reality show, The Real Roseanne Show.

MUSIC

 Kinda weird Chicago Tribune piece: Indie Record Stores Surviving. Contains heavy mentions of Amoeba in San Francisco, which has been packed every time I've been there (three times in two years).

FILM

 The trailer to the new Bruce Campbell movie, Bubba H-Tep, looks sufficiently funny. The new Crichton historical sci-fi, Timeline, might also be okay.

POLITICS

 Crazy, Michael Huffington might run as the GOP candidate for California governer. His ex, Arianna, might run for the Democratic slot.

 Voice: My crush on Condoleezza.

POP

 VH1's stupid 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons list.

GAMING

 Decent Game Studies: Lara Croft: Feminist Icon or Cyberbimbo? See also: Interactive Nude Lara Croft Gallery.

INTERNET/TECH

 Blog Change Bot IMs you when your favorite blog is updated.

 From MIT Labs: "The Corporate Fallout Detector reads barcodes off of consumer products, and makes a noise similar to a gieger counter of varying intensity based on the social or environmental record of the company that produces the product"

 New O'Reilly book: iPod: The Missing Manual.

 Amazon.com adds RSS feeds.

LOCAL

 Res has a review of the Michael Yonkers album on Sub Pop.

 It's always interesting to see your city portrayed by the media. The newest Word (a British music/arts mag) has a profile Grandaddy that is set here (they opened for Pete Yorn at the State a few months ago). Here's the description of our fair city:

Minneapolis is an unusual place. Downtown is a network of shops and office blocks all joined by covered walkways on the first floor of each building. People with jobs walk from office to bank to shop without ever going out onto the planet's surface; meanwhile the streets are fool of poor people, lunatics and drunks. As if in compensations, Bose speakers mounted on lamp posts pipe Motown in the cold air. Bizarrest of all, there is the status of Mary Tyler Moore, whose 1960s sitcom was set here and whose most famous image -- Moore throwing her hat into the air -- is commemorated in bronze. As drunks sway to "Dancing in the Dark," Mary's statue waves stiffly at the sky, looking like a woman with jaw cancer catching a cowpat.

 The Strib's Fringe Festival round-up.




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