Friday, February 22, 2013

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Demme, 69. I don't understand why Paul Le Mat didn't become a star, but I guess that's for another day.

So let's get to the good stuff:


1. Ross Douthat on Republican reformers and the states.

2. Good Conor Friedersdorf piece on the GOP-aligned partisan press.

3. They send letters, don't they? Official ones. Dave Weigel on a 19th century custom that works for the 21st century.

4. And I'm very proud of my brother's obsession with politicians at work.

4 comments:

  1. The Jonathan Demme link goes to the most recent Watergate post.

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    1. Thanks; fixed.

      By the way: I count eight Demme movies that I've seen (and generally liked) up through Silence of the Lambs, but I haven't seen any since then. Not sure why, but if anyone has suggestions, I'm interested in what I should see, if any.

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    2. Just checked IMDB and Demme and was reminded that Demme directed "The Man from Plains." Maybe you could pair it with one of the Neil Young documentaries for a ridiculous/sublime evening.

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  2. The US Postal Service would like to announce that it is available to deliver multiple accusatory letters to nominees. (Hey, guys, they need the business.)

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