Monthly Archives: July 2015

Good fences?

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 The Weekly Screed (#730) "Good fences?" by David Benjamin “Something there is that doesn't love a wall…” — Robert Frost MADISON, Wis. — The only fence I ever loved was here in Madison, erected around an immense construction site for what became the Elvehjem Art Center. Known modestly as the University…
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Sour grapes

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015 The Weekly Screed (#728) Sour grapes by David Benjamin “Never hurts to give us a crack at something… but we’re not going to publish a book narrated by a dog who ‘discourses on human/dog relations and canine theology while debating dog ethics with a poodle named Cupcake.’ That’s just not us…”…
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When Oliver Stone mishandled Michael Caine

TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015 The Weekly Screed (#727) When Oliver Stone mishandled Michael Caine by David Benjamin MADISON, Wis. — In my newspaper days as editor of a Massachusetts weekly, the Mansfield News, I probably had too much fun. There was, for example, a summer day in 1981 when I needed to fill space in…
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