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Book: The Unwomanly Face of War

Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women—more than a million in total—were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women’s stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war—the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories. [more inside]
posted by mixedmetaphors on Mar 16, 2019 - 2 comments

True Detective: Now Am Found  Season 3, Ep 8

Wayne struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the truth behind the Purcell case is finally revealed. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 25, 2019 - 28 comments

True Detective: The Final Country  Season 3, Ep 7

Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Lucy Purcell's best friend in hopes of gaining insights into the whereabouts of the mysterious one-eyed man. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 18, 2019 - 19 comments

True Detective: Hunters in the Dark  Season 3, Ep 6

Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that were hidden or forgotten, and take another look at Tom Purcell and Lucy's cousin, Dan O' Brien; the glitter of Amelia's book release is tarnished by a voice from the past. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 11, 2019 - 14 comments

The Good Place: The Worst Possible Use of Free Will   Season 3, Ep 7

Eleanor recalls some forgotten events from her past. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Nov 8, 2018 - 80 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #16 Rob

"Rob remembers breaking his arm as a kid. But the rest of his family says it never happened. Did he break his arm? The answer will determine Rob's sanity." No spoilers, but this is definitely recommended for anyone with a good memory, a bad memory, a family, or a memory of the role you play(ed) in your family/families.
posted by maudlin on Oct 4, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Waltz with Bashir

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 20, 2018 - 1 comment

Podcast: Homecoming: 6. OPTIMISTS

What happened to the aquarium? Do you feel like coming to work every day? I'm going to stop you there, okay? [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 22, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: Homecoming: 5. HYSTERICAL

Would you call this a date? The sequel is ten times as good as the original. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 14, 2016 - 0 comments

Podcast: Homecoming: 4. STOP HELPING

Walter asks for an explanation. Colin asks for the pot roast. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 9, 2016 - 3 comments

Westworld: Chestnut  Season 1, Ep 2

A pair of guests arrive at Westworld with different expectations; Bernard and Theresa Cullen debate about the recent host anomaly; a behavior engineer tweaks the emotions of a madam in Sweetwater's brothel; a cocky programmer pitches a new narrative. [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Oct 7, 2016 - 104 comments

Steven Universe: Maximum Capacity  Season 1, Ep 43

Greg and Amethyst end up binge-watching their favorite old sitcom Li'l Butler instead of cleaning out Greg's storage locker.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 27, 2015 - 20 comments

The Blacklist: Luther Braxton (No. 21) Conclusion  Season 2, Ep 10

Braxton kidnaps Lizzie and subjects her to an experimental hypnotherapy procedure to recover her memory of the fire and The Fulcrum. [more inside]
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 6, 2015 - 10 comments

Movie: Before I Go to Sleep

Several years ago, a woman was savagely beaten and now suffers from amnesia - she can make no new memories. Now 40 years old, she wakes up every morning reverted to the memories she had before the attack. Every day, as she wakes up to a man she doesn't remember marrying, she pieces bits of memory together with clues she leaves herself the previous day. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 1, 2014 - 1 comment

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