Morning Mixtape: ‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else’ By The Kinks

Mister Rogers told us we were all special. That’s true to a certain extent, and while I admire his kindness and respect for the individual, the pressure for conformity — whether it be to social groups or family morays or corporate dictums — is overwhelming.

Great Paragraphs: On eyebrows and Scots

Great Paragraphs: On eyebrows and Scots

It’s all right up until the eyebrows. Then it goes haywire. Look at the eyebrows! These are attack eyebrows. You could take bottle tops off with these. They’re cross! They’re crosser than the rest of my face. They’re independently cross! They probably want to cede from the rest of my face and set up their own state of eyebrows! … That’s Scot! I’m Scottish. I’ve gone Scottish. Oh, no, that’s good.…

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On TV: Peter Capaldi shines in ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 premier

On TV: Peter Capaldi shines in ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 premier

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Peter Capaldi makes a magnificent debut in the title role of “Doctor Who.” While predecessors Matt Smith and David Tennant, and to a lesser extent Christopher Eccleston, hid their menace behind cheerful, boyish faces, Capaldi lets his rage and anguish boil right on the top.

The departure is wonderful. Capaldi’s Doctor is fierce, feisty and quarrelsome. He calls Earth the “plant of the pudding…

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On Movies: ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ reveals everything we’ve already seen

On Movies: ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ reveals everything we’ve already seen

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” | Rated R | 1 hour, 42 minutes | DirectorsFrank Miller and Robert Rodriguez | CastMickey RourkeJessica AlbaJosh BrolinJoseph Gordon-LevittRosario DawsonBruce WillisEva GreenPowers Boothe and Dennis Haysbert.

“Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” is beautiful from the stylized hyper-noir aesthetic to the nude breasts of sultry femme fatale played by Ev…

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