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  • Field Tripping: Christmas Overload

    I’m not really much for Christmas. I mean, I’m not one of those scrooges who actively grouses about it, complaining about the blurring of the lines between church and state when school and government calendars are explicitly linked to a religious holiday. I don’t grumble on and on about the tyranny of the heteronormative nuclear family at Christmastime, trotted out in endless commercials and holiday movies and songs and television programs, all telling those of us without that kind of family because we’re queer or whatever that there’s something wrong with us, and we’re missing out on what real love is. I don’t even get into complaining about the relentless waste of capitalist overconsumption linked to year-end liquidations that happen only to create the conditions for the production of even more things only capitalism could ever convince us we need. Nope, I’m not one of those scrooges—it mostly just isn’t that important to me.
  • Field Tripping: Costco Saturdays

    Leave it to capitalism to make shopping a holiday. I mean, really—we’re almost at that time of year where it’s common sense to just go out and buy all the things, whether you need, or even want, the things, because it’s the end...

    'Force Majeure,' a devastating Swedish satire, dissects masculine hang-ups

    'Force Majeure,' a devastating Swedish satire, dissects masculine hang-ups
    This slow-burning marriage drama starts out like a luxury travel-magazine ad for vacation porn. Healthy, lovely Swedish couple Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) and their healthy, lovely kids Vera (Clara Wettergren) and Harry...

    Bob Lienhardt will tell you some of the best stories you've ever heard--as long as he can remember them

    Bob Lienhardt will tell you some of the best stories you've ever heard--as long as he can remember them
    Bob Lienhardt sits on a bench in Mount Vernon, painting watercolor landscapes. The 83-year-old dons a ruffled navy blue button-down, a weathered khaki wind-resistant jacket, a leather neck pouch, and a tote bag which carries his daily necessities: old...

    Field Tripping: Getting Historic

    I have one of those sweet day jobs where I don’t generally have to be anywhere on Fridays. I schedule all the stuff of life outside the workplace in that day—dentist appointments, therapy, trips to the aquarium to avoid the stickiness of...