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Ursula Rising: The Female Problem in Renaissance Italy as seen in ‘The Borgias’

Let's make one thing clear: Ursula Bonadeo is a fictional character in the greater scheme of Borgia history, a composition of the women Cesare romanced during his time. However, I have a humongous problem with her. She is the weakest female character on the show, and poorly constructed. I don't blame the actress Ruta Gedmintas. She is doing her job by working with the script and direction given. Ursula is first introduced as the wife of a nobleman. They meet at the wedding reception of Cardinal Cesare Borgia's sister Lucrezia to Giovanni Sforza. They dance together, even after Signore Bonadeo…

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My Favorite Movies for Every Year I’ve Been Alive

There's a meme (don't you love them?) asking people to choose their favorite movies from every year they were born. I decided to get in on the action. You can too. This list was a test of conviction for me. 1985 and 1987, as well as 1997-2001 (coincidentally, my high school years), were the most difficult, only because they had some excellent flicks. 2011 was impossible. I couldn't find anything I liked. I had to go back through the list a few times before I found my choice. Click on the titles to purchase or rent on Amazon. '83: The…

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