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Jim Jarmusch's new film 'Paterson' meditates on poetry and trauma

Jim Jarmusch's thorough adaptation of William Carlos Williams' poetic motto "No ideas but in things," should be no surprise. After all, the film, like Williams' epic poem, is called "Paterson" after the New Jersey city where it's set. Its main character is also named Paterson, who is a Williams-obsessed...

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  • Gamer's Grammar: An interview with one of the creators of 'Halt and Catch Fire'

    Gamer's Grammar: An interview with one of the creators of 'Halt and Catch Fire'

    At 32 years old, Christopher C. Rogers, one of the co-creators of the AMC television drama "Halt and Catch Fire," is one of the youngest and brightest creators in the industry. The show revolves around a rogue corporate computer guru, Joe MacMillian (Lee Pace), who snowballs a Texas software company...

  • Gamer's Grammar: 'The Witcher 3' is too damn big to fail

    Gamer's Grammar: 'The Witcher 3' is too damn big to fail

    Right now, you’re hunting a massive wyvern. That’s dragon in geek. This one circles about a quarter-mile above. The creaking trees around you aren’t much shelter from the approaching storm. There’s a city in the distance you haven’t visited yet. Tiny streams of wood smoke seep from chimneys. Its...

  • Gamer's Grammar: I'm yet another casualty in the console wars

    Gamer's Grammar: I'm yet another casualty in the console wars

    As I write this, my finger hovers over the “place order” button on Amazon . . . a click away from spending $400 on yet another game console—a PlayStation 4. That’s on top of the $500 I spent last year on the new Xbox One. How much have I spent on games in the past two years? Maybe $1,500 total?...

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