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    Shaun of the Dead, Ian Brown Solarized

    We just rented ‘Shaun of the Dead’, which proudly bills itself as ‘a romantic comedy, with zombies’. Unlike most movies, it actually delivers on that promise. Az laughed, I found it…

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    Battleship Potemkin Remixed

    I steeled myself for my upcoming capitalist indoctrination (B-school starts next week) by watching ‘Battleship Potemkin’ on Sunday. The movie, in fine socialist form, was free for the masses – it played…

  • 2004 photo of Kettle's Yard
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    Kettle’s Yard

    Just north of the Cam, past Magdalene College, is Kettle’s Yard. From four 17th and 18th century cottages, Jim and Helen Ede built foundations for a single house, and a singular…

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    Grantchester, The Orchard

    All it takes is a little Murphy’s law: the day after local papers led with “WETTEST SUMMER IN 50 YEARS”, this place starts feeling like California. In a sunshine-y sense, that…

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    Shades of grey with sunny highlights

    The local weather report is lately prefaced with so many apologies, and so thoroughly riddled with qualifiers, that it’s sometimes hard to tell just what the day’s weather is actually supposed to…

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    Back to the blogstone

    Hey! You know the one restaurant in town that never seems to make it? The name changes, menus shuffled somewhat, day-glo vinyl banners proclaim Grand Reopenings, Under New Management, and so…