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Jul 08 2013

Tonight at 7PM EST – The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 3

Join me, Kate Donovan, and Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism as we talk: Politics: Sterilization of Prisoners in California Media: The Lone Ranger and the representation of Native Americans in film Guest choice: The stigma of mental illness You can RSVP to the “event” here and, when the hangout is on-air, it should send you a link of the …

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Jul 01 2013

Tonight at 7PM EST – The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 2

Join me, JT Eberhard of What Would JT Do?, and Nicholas Thurkettle of his eponymous blog as we talk: Politics: Wendy Davis Media: World War Z and the political nature of zombies Guest choice: the surprise success of The Heat. You can RSVP to the “event” here and it should send you a link of …

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Jun 13 2013

Starting a Podcast/Live show – Feedback appreciated

Like this but with long hair. And in color.

So, for a very long time now I’ve been interested in starting a podcast.  Mostly because it seems like the perfect way to grow an audience and create more space for my public intellectualism, but partially because I used to do a vlog and I really enjoyed it.  I quit, however, because it brought so …

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Apr 22 2013

I get e-mail — Cinematic Appraisals: “Mind Science” or Pseudoscience

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I got a very hurt e-mail from someone yesterday. A few years ago, before I was at Freethoughtblogs, I wrote an article about a service offered to film producers called “Cinematic Appraisals”.  I had recently optioned my screenplay and I was generally up-to-date with everything, but a friend sent me a link to their site telling me …

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Feb 24 2013

OSCAR Liveblog

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12:04 Seth McFarlane was pretty good.  Best moment? JLaw tripping and laughing about it and Ben Affleck crying. 12:02 Closing number from Chenoweth.  GAYEST OSCARS EVER.  WE ALL WIN. 11:57 17/23 Best Picture: Will win: Argo Should win: Django Unchained Should have been nominated: Hunger Games 11:54 Michelle Obama is gorgeous.  Jack is gross, but, you know, adorable …

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Feb 24 2013

Oscar Predictions for Every Category (slightly OCD)

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Emmett and I put together a predictions list for the Oscars that I am going to share with you.  Tonight, I’ll be live blogging the event.  This is not because I think the Oscars are particularly right in their judgments, but more that I just love the Oscars. Best Picture: Will win: Argo Should win: …

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Jan 10 2013

Oscar Noms 2012 — Analysis Forthcoming

SHOCK OF THE DAY: No Kathryn Bigelow for Best Director Lead Actress: Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhane Wallis Lead Actor: Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington Best Picture: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings, Zero Dark 30, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Amour, Django, Argo …

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Jan 03 2013

2012 Movies, Part 1: Top 5 Films

The Extraordinary Fantastic movies of 2012 I’ve seen a lot of movies this year and wanted to discuss all of them in-depth, but realized that was way too much for one post.  So, to start with, this is a list of my ten favorite films of the year and a discussion of the problematic aspects …

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Dec 13 2012

Pina: Jagged and Beautiful

Short post today, as finals are gnawing on my free time. In 2009, German choreographer Pina Bausch died, five days after a cancer diagnosis, and two days before filming was to start on a documentary about her art. The film was released earlier this year. A classically trained ballet dancer for most of my life, …

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Oct 01 2012

A present for you: Rolling in the Deep Ukulele

Yes, instead of real deep thoughtful content, I brought you this video.  Which you should appreciate as I currently can’t use my thumb because of it.

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