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  1. Farmer Wants a Wife, the American version (Hulu). "Real stories" between "big city" "girls" and "real, authentic" "farmers" (cowboys, close enough) "trying" to "find" "true love." Hopefully I have all those quotation marks correct. You know how geographically hodge-podgy all this is up front when they introduce Oklahoma with John Denver and "Almost heaven, West Virginia" (see cowboys). Yet, unless I'm getting way too soft, you still kinda feel sympathy for all the participants (except the host and I'm sure evil producers).



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  2. On 3/5/2023 at 2:31 PM, shellylh said:

    I’ve been watching “We own this city” on HBO.  Hooked on it. 



    On 3/5/2023 at 2:55 PM, Grahame said:


    A follow on from The Wire, sadly(?) based on true events in Baltimore. 

    You are taken on the journey, and some uncomfortable questions are asked, without seeming contrived or preachy.

    With "The War On Drugs", be careful what you wish for.


    John Bernthal, a Harvard man, is a stand out as Wayne Jenkins, decidedly not a Harvard man.


    Get ready for the real thing... 


  3. I’m in the modern Voigtlander camp, but anyone considering the Light Lens Lab 35mm “Summicron” (or 50mm “Elcan”)? 

    As for iOS apps, I’ve settled on the similarly named, but different, ProCamera (can turn down HDRish processing with ProRAW and supports 14 Pro MP) after getting caught in a billing loop with Halide (not allowed to make one time purchase, unwilling to pay for a subscription). Also Snapseed has recently picked up ProRAW editing capabilities. 

  4. What is the coolest camera used by a Magnum photographer? It could be one of the early Leicas favored by Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others, or the Contax II rangefinder Robert Capa took to capture the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach. Perhaps it’s one of the large-format cameras still used by Alec Soth or Olivia Arthur; or maybe the bellowed majesty of Martin Parr’s Makina Plaubel 55mm fixed-lens camera, with which he shot The Last Resort.

    It could be any of those, but it’s not... 


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  5. Plain English with Derek Thompson: The Science of How Music Hits Have Changed in the Last 60 Years

    Derek welcomes Chris Dalla Riva to discuss the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that music hits have changed since the 1960s

    Worth a listen. 

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