Despite their self-titled last album, Preoccupations has thrown their old name away.
It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.
The new Star Wars film represents not so much a new hope as an old hope renewed. Or, since it's still the case that so few have actually seen the film, it represents the hope of an old hope renewed.
This 81-year-old man fought the French at Dien Bien Phu. He spoke of the "strong heart to win" all Vietnamese possessed. His
Gale Force Winds of History Hit Mad Men, Which Still Finds the Time for Some Obvious Practical Lessons
This was a workmanlike episode, Mad Men moving some plot elements further into place, another chapter in Matt Weiner's novel for television, with some deft direction from series star Jon Hamm.
While all the attention was on Obama's State of the Union address, an event of far greater relevance to the fate of his presidency played out not in Washington, but in London.