Among my qualifications for entertainment critic are these: I own a clarinet, I have drawn a still life with a bass clarinet—not my own—in the background (I struggled with my depiction of the register key), I had an acquaintance who was cast in a movie about Japanese internment camps because he was a skillful clarinetist; he had to shave his head and pretend to be malnourished.

Movies

Plot Outline: The Moth's Wing—June 10, 2005
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Teen Wolf & Me: The Scent and the Furry—May 7, 2005
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The Man Who Thought Pump Up the Volume Was Awesome and Other Stories—May 7, 2005
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The Critics and Oddsmakers Agree: The 2005 Academy Award Winners—February 24, 2005
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Favorite Teen Movies of One Who Is No Longer a Teen, by L. Lewis—May 7, 2005
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The Incredibles, Skeeball and a Few Weightier Issues—November 16, 2004
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The Arts

The Line Must Be Drawn Here, Part II—March 7, 2005
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The Line Must Be Drawn Here—December 6, 2004
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Books On My Shelf: Why They Are There, Part 1—October 7, 2004
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A Sweet Money-Making Opportunity—September 23, 2004
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Music

"Love Is a Battlefield" and Other Marvels of Western Civilization—August 19, 2005
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The Critics' Top 19 Pop Albums of 2004—January 7, 2005
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Yahoo! LAUNCHcast Radio: Cut & Paste's Faithful Companion—February 28, 2005
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Green Ain't Mean Compared to Red—October 28, 2004
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Ronnie James Dio, Comic Genius—October 26, 2004
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Television

The Critics’ Top Seven TV Shows of 2004 (Sort Of)—January 13, 2005
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Seven Comfy Shows—October 14, 2004
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Important Lessons From Mizri—July 14, 2004
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