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January 2009 Archives

Top ‘Haunting’ Moments in Film, Part 2

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Earlier this month I started a list of favorite “haunting” moments in film. Haunting moments aren’t necessarily inspiring in a feel-good, happy ending sense– though sometimes they can be. Instead they are those cinematic points in time that bring revelation […]

The Last Confederate of ‘Dunces’ Dies

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Les Phillabaum, the former editorial director at Louisiana State University Press, who took a chance to publish the unknown, deceased author John Kennedy Toole’s novel, “A Confederacy of Dunces” died on January 14th. With Phillabaum’s passing, the players who pulled […]

To Friend or Not to Friend the Pope on Facebook?

posted by Donna Freitas

Well, it’s official: the Pope (that’s PBXVI) is getting all tech savvy and into virtual profiles. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, “The Pope Embraces YouTube, Facebook,” reporter Marisa Taylor explains: “The Vatican announced last Friday that it […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Trouble the Water’

posted by dross

In the trailer for this Academy Award-nominated documentary, a couple from New Orleans’ Ninth Ward is trapped by Hurricane Katrina and struggles to survive. The film tries to portray that “Katrina is still going on” and that “it’s not about […]


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