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welcome:
 exacuo
Welcome one and all to the hallowed cyber-halls we like to call exacuo.  As you peruse the site, stop by the intro page to learn what exacuo is all about.  We hope you will join our discussion.

film:
  the man who wasn't there
Along with a marvelous story and incredible cinematography, the performances in this film are phenomenal. Billy Bob Thortonís portrayal of Ed Crane is the type of performance that he has been unable to deliver since Sling Blade...read more.

music:
  sam phillips, fan dance
After a winding career in the music industry, Sam Phillips and her newest musical offering have seemingly found a nice home on the arty imprint, Nonesuch. Her stabilizing force, husband and producer extraordinaire, T Bone Burnett, is once again at the controls for the project...read more.

sharpening stone:
  shaping our thoughts
The latest books, music and other resources that are shaping our thinking. Some are new to us, others are old favorites worth revisiting...read more.

essays:
  leaves
Chicago photographer Rory O'Connor presents a stunning visual essay celebrating the autumnal equinox...view.

books:
  the grand complication
The Grand Complication is one of those rare books that is both exciting and cerebral. Its plot is unique, characters bizarre, and it never falls back on the common mystery devices ...read more.
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