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The trailer is now finally out and it already has nearly 6 million views. Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones. Music by John Williams, written by Tony Kushner, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Opens November 9.

Lincoln

The trailer is now finally out and it already has nearly 6 million views. Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones. Music by John Williams, written by Tony Kushner, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Opens November 9.

Posted by Joel on September 22 2012 • Current Affairs

West Wing Reunion: Judicial Candidates

The West Wing cast is back, this time in what amounts to a long campaign ad for a Michigan State Supreme Court nominee (who happens to be the sister of former West Wing cast member Mary McCormack). I miss this show. It’s great to see the cast again. Bartlett for president.

Posted by Joel on September 20 2012 • Multimedia

Live From Daryl's House

I recently learned of a great music series called Live From Daryl’s House, an informal hour where guests join Daryl Hall and his home and perform songs and enjoy food together. What a great show. Now I’m hooked. You can find an archive of past shows at their website. In this episode Daryl welcomes Cee Lo Green.

Posted by Joel on September 16 2012 • Current Affairs

Kindle Paperwhite

Today Amazon released its new Kindle ereaders. Among the new models is the Kindle Paperwhite. I think this finally looks like an ereader that I might like. In particular the screen is brighter, the resolution of the type is better, and it comes with a backlight that allows one to read in the dark. Without seeming to simply promote a product, here are some specs from their website:

“The Paperwhite display offers 62 percent more pixels, and renders exceptionally sharp, clear text and images. Kindle Paperwhite 3G’s screen has 25 percent higher contrast. Crisp, dark text against a brilliant white background ... Paperwhite guides light towards the display from above instead of projecting it out at your eyes like back-lit displays, thereby reducing screen fatigue. You can adjust your screen’s brightness to create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading ... A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10 ... Power management technology allows you to leave the light on at all times for the best possible contrast without sacrificing battery life.”

Posted by Joel on September 07 2012 • Multimedia