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Briefings: Pasta, Vampires, Beer Machines, Mosquitos, and Euro 2012

Our attention this week was on things practical rather than academic: eating carbs, drinking beer, watching sports, and protecting ourselves from vampires with Victorian-era slaying kits. Remember: practical. It’s a big and complicated world. We’re at tips [at] gearpatrol.com if you think there’s something we should know about.

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Briefings: Gatsby, The History of Chicken, Blood Money, Cheese Disasters, and Fishing Holes

We’re not ignoring the “Skyfall” trailer; we’re watching it for the third time right now. But a new adaptation of Gatsby seems somehow important, American — a story handed down to the next generation, a role bestowed on DiCaprio by Redford, a soundtrack with Irving Berlin for one with Kanye and Hov. A cautionary tale…

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Briefings: Digital Film, Sea Slugs, CGI Tupac, The Italian Mob, and Stuttering

Most of the time we agree with Dylan: You better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changin’. But even as we embrace new technology all the time, there seems to be a broad cultural clinginess to nostalgia. Clinging to the old way like an abalone clings to the…

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Briefings: Magic at the Masters, The Perfect Human, A Diamond Hoax, Airbnb of Bicycles, and The End of Helium

If you’ve only got time for one significant distraction today, use it wisely. Consider that it’s the beginning of spring and warm outside in many parts of these here United States. The perfect day to ride some trails or drink a few brewskies al fresco. If you’re still with us, though, you’ve got to watch…

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Briefings: Skullware, Cold Patrol, Cashing Out, Cosmopolis: Cronenberg Makes DeLillo, and Trojans

One way to look at this week’s serving of culture is by taking a second to enumerate the things we chose not to write about: a swimsuit video with Candice Swanepoel, Justice Antonin Scalia on broccoli, The Hunger Games, and Geraldo Rivera’s mustache. Make of it what you will. We’re at tips [at] gearpatrol.com if…