• Entertainment



    Something new, for those of us who will never stop loving the Hanson boys.

  • Darn Good Ideas,  Entertainment

    No Impact Man


    We watched this last night and I thought it was great. The wife is the quiet hero-partner to her more philosophical and idealist husband, and puts up with a lot to see his experiment through to the end. Because I like to learn about things in very practical terms, the movie made me engage with eco-consciousness much more than other projects I’ve encountered. Recommend. (If you have Netflix, it’s available as watch instantly.)

  • Darn Good Ideas,  Entertainment

    The way you can’t cut a rug


    In the realm of pop music, I prefer to shut down my usual critical nature and completely love whatever it is. You can name almost any Top 40 pop band since 1990 and I will have loved them, until I played their song on repeat 40 times and couldn’t stomach ever listening again. So obviously I’ve long-since downloaded Train’s new “Hey, Soul Sister.” (which you too can listen to here.) And what could be better than that song, but on a ukulele? Yes, I am annoyed by the clearly drunken wedding guests who don’t realize the beauty of what they are beholding. Do hold out until the bridge at 1:34 where the kid really gets a chance to go at it.

    I saw this on http://thedailywh.at, but actually credit goes to Joe because he saw it and, remembering that I had been singing the same song for the past three days, pointed it out to me.

  • Art,  Entertainment

    No kidding

    I mentioned on Twitter last week that I’m Here, Spike Jonze’s new short film, is now available online to watch in full. But after finally watching it myself, I’ve now realized that was not sufficient as a recommendation. You should definitely mark off the next thirty minutes as cozy-movie-time and watch it now. And thank Absolut for their sponsorship by buying a bottle of Absolut Boston. And then debate whether to have it with ginger ale or tonic, both being nice options.

  • Entertainment

    Now Previewing

    I watched this Steven Alan short story/Spring clothing preview a month ago, but with the desperation of January setting in–the clouds, the swirling grey, the dirty slush–it turned into a preview for the summer season itself.

    [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/6631659]

    Was anyone else let down when 30 Rock moved the episode to Boston instead of the suggested Florida last week? I really wanted to watch some warmer weather.