Monthly Archives: May 2013

Loving the Idea of Leaving Las Vegas

I can’t believe that I wrote this about a famous American city, more than 25 years ago: “Pockmarked with vacant hardscrabble expanses, the city seems unfinished – a quivering, pulsating conglomeration of potential.” The city was Las Vegas, the youngest … Continue reading

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The Sadness of Gatsby

Although I rarely watch a movie that doesn’t come with captions anymore, I felt – as someone with a degree in English literature – that it was necessary to see the latest version of The Great Gatsby on its opening … Continue reading

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Life in the Valley Gets Weird Yet Again

It’s happening again. Life in Silicon Valley is getting that otherworldly glow it gets every few years. The rest of the world doesn’t always take notice when this happens. It did when the PC was invented and when the Web … Continue reading

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Eight Reasons Why This Season of Mad Men Is Driving Me Mad

You know you’ve become over-involved with a television show when it starts to frustrate you and you watch it religiously anyway. That’s the way it’s been for me with Mad Men from the beginning. Although I loved the idea of … Continue reading

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