Secretary of State puts the pinch on public records, gubernatorial squabbles abound, Santa Fe's alternative internet and, as usual, schools get the shaft.
A letter to the past explains this year's Oscars to the 1980s: Don’t worry. I’m not writing to warn you about some relentless cyborg death-drone coming back through time to wreak havoc on your world because the machines have taken over. It’s true that the machines have taken over, but we’re actually pretty cool with it. And we even elected the death-drone as the governor of California.
Shutter Island is somewhat hobbled by our sense that Martin Scorsese is directing a little beneath his talents and slumming in the schlock-fest psychiatric thriller genre. Whether the film works for viewers will depend on their tolerance for films they know are playing mind games, and their willingness to wait to see what mind games, exactly, are being played.
What if the anti-antenna activists are right about Wi-Fi rotting our brains? Western, industrialized civilization with its banking scandals, factory farming, military industrial complexes, colonialism, energy consumption, spectacle-based society and technology fetishism would die a horrible, self-inflicted, tumor-riddled death. So, why are they opposing it?