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Hard Soft and Wet by Melanie McGrath

Hunting Down the Future in 1997: A Review of Hard, Soft and Wet by Melanie McGrath

Melanie McGrath’s Hard, Soft and Wet: Digital Generation Comes of Age is a memoir of sorts where she is hunting “down the future, starting with the everyday intimations of tomorrow — the games, gadgets, and consumer fads — that were already an invisible part of so many young lives and I would work my way up to the networks, which will, in their turn, become a mundane part of the lives of those children’s children, and perhaps also of my own children.”

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Blow-Up: Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.

Blow-Up 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni

1966’s Blow-Up is the pinnacle of avant-garde filmmaking in the pop art, swinging sixties directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.

Not only is it the story of a mod London photographer who finds something beautiful and sinister in the photographs he has taken of a mysterious beauty in the park, but it is the perspective of the swinging sixties through that photographer’s eyes, as well.

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In Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy by Len Deighton

In Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy, Antony joins the ranks of Palmer, Armstrong, and Charles.

From the dry desert of the African Sahara to the wet fields of Ireland, the crisp winters of New York City and Washington D.C. to the humidity of Miami, Len Deighton’s Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy is a global jaunt following the implications and repercussions of a defected Russian scientist named Bekuv, his wife, Major Mann, Red Bancroft, and our lead Frederick L. Antony.

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Avengers Infinity War Spoiler Free Review Ten Years of Marvel

#ThanosDemandsYourSilence and the MCU Demands Your Respect with Avengers: Infinity War (No Spoilers)

Ignoring the plot (because “Thanos Demands Your Silence” and I, for one, do not intend to stand against Thanos), Avengers: Infinity War could be a bit jarring as it jumps between clusters of heroes almost at will, just like comics books tend to do during large crossover events. Of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe that has been building towards this singular point in time, this is perhaps the most faithful adaptation of panel to screen, despite borrowing plotlines from several…

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Netflix’s Mercury 13 is A Wonderful Look At the Women Who Almost Became America’s First in Space

Netflix’s Mercury 13 is A Wonderful Look At the Women Who Almost Became America’s First in Space

“Most harmful behavior is based in fear. Protecting one’s perceived position in society, protecting one’s territory, or one’s physical well-being. But progress is inevitable.”

That’s the opening quote from Netflix’s original documentary on 13 women known as “Mercury 13” who could have become America’s first women in space. But at that time it wasn’t meant to be, and that’s the compelling part of the story.

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