Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Golden Compass

The fundamentalists were first to condemn it. Then– how fascinating! the Catholic church got on board, calling it anti-Christian. Well, they’re right to be afraid of this story, seeing as they have now identified themselves as being the models for … Continue reading

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Animals in Translation/The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

It’s an autism double bill! And I discovered it completely accidentally. I’ve always been interested in the work of Temple Grandin. She’s the autistic woman who discovered that she has a special perception about animals, and one of her big … Continue reading

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So we were in the video store and nothing really good was grabbing us. Then I saw Tekkonkinreet, and on the box it claimed it was one of the best animes ever. So we picked that up, along with Bender’s … Continue reading

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