Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries Tagged as 'Living'

No Baggage Challenge for Charity

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Totally not related to politics, but I’m about to embark on a 10 day trip to Japan and carry with me only what I can fit in the clothes I wear – no bags allowed. I’m partnering with the travel clothing company Scottevest and they will be making a donation to Students for a Free [...]

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Hold Fast, The Movie

November 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

Totally not political, but via Boing Boing, here’s a documentary about sailing: Ever dream of taking off for the equator, fixing up an old boat, and then sailing it off into the sunset? Well, a few years ago, a group lead by Moxie Marlinspike did just that. Under the banner of the Anarchist Yacht Club, [...]

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Dangerous Anti-Choice Law Pushed by Wholesalers

October 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Originally posted at A Jigger of Blog Eric Asimov, the NY Times wine reporter, had a piece earlier this week on HR 5034, the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2010. The Orwellian-named CARE Act would would “severely restrict direct interstate shipping of wine by retailers.” The bill is being pushed in Congress by beer [...]

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Spoiler Alert

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Not that I’m particularly concerned that the readers of the New York Times op-ed page will be upset about Russ Douthat spoiling the endings of two major books turned movies, but hot dang, what a wanky thing to do. And for what it’s worth, Dan Brown was a teach at my high school. I knew [...]

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The 10th Dimension

April 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

This is just cool (hat tip to Fred for the video):

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A History of Evil

April 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

Via Vernon Lee, with a hat tip to FG.

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Dassin

April 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

Jules Dassin, one of the great directors of film noir, has died. He was blacklisted during the HUAC for associations with the Communist Party and had lived in exile since 1953. Rififi is one of my favorite movies – I actually thought about watching it this weekend, coincidentally. If you’re a fan of Quintin Tarantino, [...]

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Expelled

March 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

You’re doing it wrong.

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Partnership

March 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

The Washington Post has a very interesting article today on an Indian initiative giving community coalitions access to bureaucracies and input in the governance process. But under a popular government initiative called Bhagidari, which is Hindi for partnership, citizens’ groups across New Delhi have been empowered to walk into any office and demand answers. Since [...]

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Grand Central Frozen

February 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

Hooray for public art.

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