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A Strange Love: Orgasmic Self Destruction

Film Friday Last Friday I wrote that, in one respect, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is outdated: we no longer talk about our missile gap with the Soviet Union. In too many other respects, however, this filmic masterpiece feels all too contemporary, especially in the […]

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Strangelove Somewhat Dated (Thank God!)

Film Friday Recently, maybe on National Public Radio, I heard a story that struck me as marvelous: an American tourist was visiting underground Russian bomb shelters. What with improving relations, apparently the Russians no longer feel they need a place where their government officials can hide out for two weeks following a nuclear attack. The […]

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