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Finished Michael Ondaatje's Divisadero this morning, and I liked it greatly. I have been reading in the mornings lately, before I begin writing. A new habit, and I'll see if it'll last, but I am enjoying the regular reading. In the past, I have found it...

I saw the Wolverine last week. It was filmed near where I live and a block from where I once worked as a projectionist. As a film, it's not bad. Set after the awful X-Men 3, the film offers an image of a bearded, drunken Wolverine...

I taught a workshop over the last three days, one based on vampires and horror. An odd choice, because horror isn't really a love of mine, but the vampire has gone through some interesting changes over the years, from villains to anti-heroes to heroes, even....

And so, in coming full cycle, Kevin Rudd deposed Julia Gillard three years and three days after she deposed him, before an election. It was inevitable: Gillard could never justify the political removal of Rudd as Prime Minister as anything other than a moment of political...