Monthly Archives: July 2010

Another thought..

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Check your chubby

Chubby Checker and the Crystals? In St. Bernard Parish? With the Chalmette High marching band? If only the Fat Boys could make it…

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French gangster films: Mesrine

There may be nothing better than a French gangster film, a la Le Samourai. At the upcoming New Orleans French Film Festival (@ Prytania), Mesrine, the two-part epic of France’s most-wanted international mofo. Friday, August 6 7:00 p.m. Mesrine: Killer … Continue reading

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Farewell

… to all yall leaving New Orleans.

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How do you radio?

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Marketing’s New Calculus? Data mining and commodity fetishism

This week, NPR’s Marketplace spotlights “data mining.” To be clear, the term data mining refers both to a process (the accumulation of demographic information through electronic interactions and transactions) and an industry (the firms that traffic in this demographic information, … Continue reading

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Leatherface

I wonder if there’s anything more entertaining than shit talk between two retired Texas rangers.

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