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The return of Hugh for the holidays

Last year at about this time, I ran an interview with a friend of mine named Joe Posch about a pop-up (temporary) shop that he was opening in Detroit. Well, the business, called Hugh, is back again this Christmas season, and I tracked down Joe to find out what was new, and what, if anything, […]

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Criterion reissues Charles Laughton’s masterpiece, Night of the Hunter

I was all set to post something stupid tonight about Chex Mix product placement in daytime television, but then discovered, quite by accident, that one of my very favorite movies of all time, Night of the Hunter, is being reissued on DVD by the Criterion Collection tomorrow. The DVD, which you can order here, contains […]

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Joe Posch, owner of Detroit’s Hugh, on the realities of retail

A few days ago, the family and I ventured into Detroit, and, not only didn’t we die – we had a great time. And, while there, we dropped by our friend Joe Posch’s lovely new store, Hugh. What follows is a brief conversation between Joe and I on the idea behind the store, the challenges […]

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Someone stop me before I blow $30

I know it’s in terribly poor taste, but it just occurred to me that, for $30, I could get someone the most disturbing gift ever given… Just imagine waking up Christmas morning and unwrapping a “You’re the Star” DVD, like the one advertised above, that’s all about you and your magical love affair with a […]

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