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A movie for book lovers: my review of “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

I watch a lot of movies, but it’s a pretty rare event when I go to a theater to see one–so rare that it happens maybe twice a year. My … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dueling visions of the Jazz Age: “The Great Gatsby” movies, compared. (And the book too).

This is the seventh article in my 1920s Week series. The Great Gatsby, the iconic 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is arguably the greatest literary testament of the 1920s. … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Changing one’s mind: the lost art of being persuaded.

I get a little philosophical on Fridays–hey, it’s the Sabbath approaching–and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about something that is not as valued as much in today’s society, at … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Disappeared: Bobby Sine, missing 2 years.

A little more than two years ago, on February 6, 2012, Bobby Sine (Robert Earl Sine IV), an 18-year-old boy from Mount Vernon, Washington, leaped out of a car being … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

A curiously charming man: my review of the documentary “Mitt.”

I don’t like Mitt Romney. At least, I thought I didn’t. I didn’t vote for him, nor did I try to conceal my relief when his opponent, President Barack Obama, … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Speeding up the Constitution: the story of the 20th Amendment.

Today, January 20, 2014, is the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as President. It is also the fifth anniversary of his first inauguration, … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

My 10 favorite articles of 2013 (Part III): Mitch & Bonnie, Pope and Packard.

In a few hours 2013 will be history (or it may already be, depending on where you live when this article goes up). I’m taking the opportunity of the last … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

My 10 favorite articles of 2013 (Part II): Women of horror, celeb endorsement, TrueTwit follies and sultry jazz.

It’s the last day of the year and here is my second post counting down my top 10 favorite articles I’ve run on Seanmunger.com during 2013. Again, these aren’t the … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

My 10 favorite articles of 2013 (Part I): Max, Mel and the Witches.

I just counted, and thus far I have posted 496 articles on this blog during 2013. In the last few blog posts of the year I’m going to be counting … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Blog Awards for 2013!

So, it’s the end of the year, and with it comes a lot of wrap-up, best-of and looking-back type posts. Originally I wasn’t going to do a “blog awards” post, … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 12 Comments
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