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Browsing Archive: February, 2011

Today seems like a good day for an argument

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Monday, February 21, 2011,
So here's one for movie buffs to kick around.  

With the Oscars a week away, I noticed today on msn, a list of the 10 worst movies to actually win the Oscar for Best Picture.

10.  The Hurt Locker
  9.  A Beautiful Mind
  8.  Driving Miss Daisy
  7.  Rain Man
  6.  Out of Africa
  5.  Oliver
  4.  No Country for Old Men
  3.  Chicago
  2.  The English Patient
  1.  Shakespeare in Love

So what do you think?  Were these movies deserving of their Oscars?  Or were they bad movies that won the Oscar for all...
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Courtship in the Age of Viagra

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Monday, February 14, 2011,
Sy looked up from his linguini and white clam sauce and asked, "So ladies, vhat do you t'ink?"  His aging fingers fumbled at his jacket pocket, revealing a bottle of little blue pills.
     Avoiding his lecherous gaze, the twins giggled and continued eating their lobsters.
     "But don'tchou never t'ink you vould vant to try somet'ing just a little different?"
     The twins hid behind their lobster tails, giggling with restraint.  Helen, the older of the two, dressed in a conservative ...
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A warm winter week-end in Chicago

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Sunday, February 6, 2011,
Some people tell me it's crazy to travel to Chicago the first week-end in February, that the city is too damn cold this time of year.  But I can't imagine anyplace warmer and more hospitable.  I first started coming to Love is Murder in 2005.  I was a brand-new author then, knowing little about the craft, and even less about the business of writing.  I came because a friend told me If you want to be a writer, you have to start going to the places that the real writers go.  And I've been...
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