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Middle American Gothic

The bad weather of 1993 eliminated my usual fishing trips to northern Wisconsin, but the other day in Madison, where I go to use the library and relive the 60's, I saw a sign for an instant oil change and lube: "Faster than an Illinois tourist."

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    Robert Warshow, one of the best critics of film we ever had (all serious moviegoers should read his collected essays, The Immediate Experience), wrote that the most difficult thing about reviewing movies is "admitting that you were there."

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