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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Donald Harrison

Michigan filmmaker Donald Harrison, who, up until recently, ran the Ann Arbor Film Festival, just recently purchased a home in Ypsilanti, and made the move east from Ann Arbor. Here’s our official immigration interview. MARK: Remind me when we first met… It’s been well over a decade ago now, right? DONALD: Indeed, I remember first […]

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On the occasion of Arlo’s second birthday

Here, on the occasion of my son’s second birthday, are ten random thoughts that I wrote to him last night. As I suspect that he may misplace the letter that I handed him as he went screaming through the living room, I thought that perhaps I’d reprint it here as well. 1. Arlo, I’m loving […]

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Too many damn Houdini movies…

update: Our night was spent disassembling Alro’s crib, now that it no longer accomplishes the objective of keeping him trapped inside, putting up a gate across the doorway to his room, and trying to convince him, as best that we could, that there’s nothing more awesome than laying peacefully in a “big boy” bed and […]

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I just wanted to say that I think Google is cool for commemorating Houdini’s birthday

Had that sucker punch not ruptured his guts, today would have been Houdini’s 137th birthday. It’s weird… I really dislike our popular magicians of today, like David Copperfield and that guy who stands still for really long periods of time, but I really admire and respect Houdini. I wonder why that is. And I wonder […]

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Harry Houdini: The Man from Beyond

Continuing our exploration of silent films, a few days ago, Clementine and I went to the library and checked out Harry Houdini’s 1922 film The Man From Beyond. As someone who has always been fascinated by Houdini’s preoccupation with the after-world, I found it particularly interesting. In the film, which Houdini is credited with having […]

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