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Monday, March 24, 2014

Borges & "Slacker"

We've been reading stories by Jorge Luis Borges, including "The Garden of Forking Paths." Looking at written student responses to its plot, which traffics in philosophical concerns of the circularity of time and imagined (and possible) multiple realities for any one life, I thought of the opening scene of Richard Linklater's first movie, Slacker. Worth watching for, if nothing else, the blankness of the cabbie's face. But I think there's plenty of "else" here:

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