Monday, August 21, 2006

Bill, Connecticut, movies and polls

Talking about birthday boy Bill: FT Weekend, this fantastic newspaper I love to buy when I travel to Mom's house on Sundays, had a very good and long article about Bill Clinton and his work against HIV/Aids. Read it here [registration required].

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The New Republic has an insightful article about the race in Connecticut, focusing on Lieberman’s chances as an independent (read it here).

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I have seen three very good films recently:

The Squid and the Whale is yet another fantastic film about a dysfunctional American family (in the tradition of Happiness, The Ice Storm, and American Beauty).

Match Point proves a) Woody Allen is still an amazing director; b) All his stories must not take place in New York; c) He must not act in his own films anymore.

An Inconvenient Truth is a must for any progressive. I will write a review for the next issue of AiP; I will share it with y'all as soon as I can.

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Election Watch: New poll today, we are climbing up to 35 percent but the left block is still around five percentage points behind the right-wing alliance. We are still gaining speed so I am not worried. Yet.


Anonymous Aron Modig said...

You have a nice blog. What have you studied?

21/8/06 15:55  
Blogger Eric Sundström said...

I got my Masters degree in International relations and international economics, with a focus on European studies and transatlantic relations, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. It is a two year program, with one year in Bologna Italy and one year in Washington DC.

Before that I studied economic history, political science etc etc in Stockholm, Glasgow and Montpellier.

Now I have to check your blog...

21/8/06 17:09  
Anonymous Lisa Pettersson said...

Var hittade du denna högintressanta film?

21/8/06 19:44  
Blogger Eric Sundström said...

Hej Lisa! Om du menar An inconvenient Truth så var jag på en pressvisning, den har premiär den 7/9 och har naturligtvis Al Gore i huvudrollen. Match Point finns på dvd och The Squid... går på Grand mitt emot Sveavägen 68.

21/8/06 21:38  
Anonymous Nina Unesi said...

Noam Baumbach är grym. Han skrev även manus till Life Aquatic...


22/8/06 09:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noah Baumbach heter han förresten.


22/8/06 09:57  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Super, då blir det till att se den på premiären då =) De andra får jag helt enkelt ta mig tid till efter valet! =)

22/8/06 10:14  

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