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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Mountain Goats’ “Life of the World to Come” Video on Pitchfork

| June 19, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Director Rian Johnson‘s beautifully understated short documentary film The Life of the World to Come is streaming this week only at Pitchfork TV. Set on a bare stage in the auditorium of Pomona College, the film records a performance by John Darnielle of all the tracks of the most recent album of […]

Do We Shape the Stories Or Do The Stories Shape Us?

| June 5, 2010

From comedian and storyteller Dylan Brody: “At one point a man that I work with a lot came to me and said, ‘Okay, I’m working on this story, and I think it’s like one of yours–it’s personally revealing–but I can’t figure out what the point is in it.’ And that was when it dawned on […]

LOST Producer Cuse: “No Unified Theory”

| May 25, 2010

From a fascinating discussion between LOST producers Cuse and Lindelof and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, author of From Eternity to Here: Carlton Cuse: I think there’s this essential human desire to have a unified field theory. But there is no unified field theory for Lost, nor do we think there should be. Philosophically we don’t […]

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