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by Dean Haspiel

    SERGIO LEONE — A master of cinema, Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns understood that drama was more intense when staggered and played out in hyper-realistic time. Matched only by his method to smash extreme close-ups against extreme far shots, Leone blurred the vistas between flesh and landscape, plastering the silver screen with a blue […]

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by Dean Haspiel

  In 1997, I was 30-years old and made single when my girlfriend broke up with me over the phone while visiting her mother in the mid-west. We lived together but it was her apartment. So, I switched boroughs from Alphabet City to Carroll Gardens and I put my dick in a drawer. I was […]

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