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Classic Film: The Stranger

Photo: Wikipedia.org Despite having directed multiple critically acclaimed films, Orson Welles only had one box office success, a post-war film noir called The Stranger. The film, released in 1946, follows Mr. Wilson, an agent of the United Nations War Crimes Commission (played by Edward G. Robinson), and his attempt to capture a Nazi fugitive named…

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Krugman on Health Insurance and Spain

This week New York Times published two great columns from Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman. The first column deals with the impact the recession has had on Spain. Spain has developed a massive amount of debt, despite having budget surpluses in 2007, due to the economic recession. Krugman argues that the change to the…

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A Serious Man

The Coen brothers’ latest film was released on DVD a week and a half ago. A Serious Man was released to largely positive reviews last year. As a big fan of the Coen brothers, I was rather disappointed that a film Rotten Tomatoes called “what might be [the Coen brothers’] most mature – if not…

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert is perhaps the best known film critic in the world. He has helped shape the future of not only film criticism, but also the art of film itself through his very words. Esquire has just published what is likely the definitive article on Roger Ebert. The following is an excerpt: It has been…

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Sex Ratio & Dating

The ratio of women to men on college campuses (60/40) is rising. The NYTimes recently published an excellent article that explains what consequences this has on dating. Here is an excerpt: Needless to say, this puts guys in a position to play the field, and tends to mean that even the ones willing to make…

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Incoherent Populism

James Surowiecki recently wrote an article for The New Yorker detailing the perils of the growing populist sentiment in America. Here’s an excerpt: The electorate, we hear, wants Barack Obama to be more of an economic populist but less of an ambitious reformer. He has to aggressively create jobs but also be less spendthrift. This…

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Introducing …

Welcome to The Augustan! I know you have some questions, so let’s get to them right away. What is this? The Augustan is a blog about politics, art, and culture. What’s with the name? This blog is named after the famed Roman emperor Augustus. Augustus, often considered the Roman Empire’s greatest emperor, ruled from 27…

Culture

Who doesn’t love Ice Cream?

South Florida is widely recognized as a global hot spot for rap and latin music. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about its oft-ignored rock scene. Fort. Lauderdale band, Ice Cream, is trying to change that with their unique new sound.

Opinion

Town hall anger

In reality, the health care reform proposed by the Obama administration allows Medicare to pay for voluntary end-of-life counseling…

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