The Movie Diary

Running on empty

By Dom Cioffi My son’s fifth grade basketball team was just beaten in the first round of the playoffs to officially end their 2014-2015 season. Like all defeats, this one was difficult to swallow. But as any athlete will likely […]

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Play time in the 1950s

There was never a shortage of ways to keep ourselves entertained back in the ‘50s. We didn’t seek expensive options. We made our own fun . . . often for free. Since there were about a dozen kids in our […]

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Adnan’s appeal (legal and otherwise)

Nearly four months after the premiere of “Serial,” I finally experienced the cultural phenomenon that was Sarah Koenig’s murder-mystery podcast. A spinoff from NPR’s “This American Life,” Koenig’s project was a 12-episode audio program that reexamined the 1999 killing of […]

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Big Brother is watching you

By Dom Cioffi I was in Copenhagen, Denmark, on business this past week. It’s a bustling city, but not in the way Americans think of bustling cities. First of all, because of the economic system that’s in place in Denmark, […]

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The writing on the wall

By Dom Cioffi In the early 1940s, as World War II was raging in Europe, a young man named James J. Kilroy was hired to work as a riveter at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Mass. Kilroy was a […]

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