Monthly Archives: March 2012

Film Review: The Woman in Black

The intriguing question raised by this film is why Daniel Radcliffe signed up for it in the first place. Surely the former Harry Potter has accumulated enough gumption (not to mention sufficient cash) to be able to turn down a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

It’s difficult to understand why this film rated an Oscar nomination for best picture. Perhaps it was because the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center still resonates with Americans. But the film did not resonate with me. Don’t misunderstand … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Week with Marilyn.

I was unusual among heterosexual males growing up in the fifties:  Marilyn Monroe left me cold. (Brigitte Bardot, on the other hand. . . but I digress.) This film, featuring Michelle Williams as a plausible MM, fails  to  change my … Continue reading

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Some Day, It Had to Happen — A Mathematical Genealogy

It was inevitable, mathematicians being what they are. Some of the more obsessive members of the Mathematics Department of the University of North Dakota somehow got funding for the Mathematics Genealogy Project, a web-based family tree that lets you trace … Continue reading

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