Andrew F. Nunnelly

Commencement 2010

The Roof, The Roof Is On Fire

Harvard, loosen up, so that your students can do the same. Get rid of GPA incentives, the Core or Gen Ed, and make it easier for students to use their imaginations for things besides financial models.

Books

Palahniuk Goes for Shock, Ends Up with Shlock

Chuck Palahniuk’s fourth book in as many years, “Tell-All,” focuses on the mid-twentieth century world of celebrity, as seen through the eyes of an aging star’s personal assistant.

Film

A Prophet

With films like “Inglorious Basterds” and “The White Ribbon,” the 2009 Cannes Film Festival provided a historical, if anatomical, lesson on human violence. The festival’s Grand Prix winner, “A Prophet,” could perhaps serve as the keynote example for such a lecture.

Columns

It Ain’t Always Sunny in Boston: Films Lie About City

Everyday, regardless of Boston’s variable weather, thousands of graying tourists stumble through the gates of Harvard, flattening students, taking pictures ...

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The New Hot Topic: Vamps Don’t Really Suck, Per Se

If you had asked me when I was little what my concept of vampires was, I would have said something

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Saving the Animals by Acting Like One

In order to hit the ground running after a nice, long summer, let’s consider a hypothetical. A group of representatives

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The Hurt Locker

In a summer filled with justifiable acclaim for “Inglourious Basterds,” another war movie snuck onto the scene and captured audiences

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Blind Man's Colour

If you read Kanye West’s blog for any reason beyond pure entertainment or comedy, then you may have heard of

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Get Thee To A Nunnelly

When Michael Scott (Steve Carrel) of “The Office” talks about paper with that little twinkle in his eye, I admit

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A Desensitized American Psyche

This past Sunday, the media were allowed to cover the return of a fallen U.S. soldier for the first time

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King of Pop Makes a Comeback

Thank you God, for finally giving me an opportunity to watch a surreal comeback story that neither a Christopher Guest

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Free Music

At the beginning of this year, the Recording Industry Association of America announced that it was going to stop pursuing

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Ivy Leage Student Graduates to Big-Screen Kinky Girl Roles

Traditionally, the Ivy League has been the early stomping ground for bankers, politicians, and a range of other six-figure professionals.

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Finding Fun in the Sun(dance)

If you tell someone who lives in Aspen that you spent five days skiing and watching sixteen films, they might

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High on Aussie TV's 'Heights'

According to a comprehensive study done this year by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia claimed the highest

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia

Unlocking the Map
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Unlocking the Map