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Although the column began as simply a movie review list, the essays have slowly become the bread and butter of this column, and now, many of the old files are available in one place.  Essays are organized by category, where appropriate.

All essays written after October 2001 have Random Bellviews at the bottom, courtesy of the fictional Bell and Longer Community Trust.  Charles “Chuck” Longer, my former roommate in the DC area (and fellow contributor), came up with the idea to make these random pieces a regular staple of the essays.  Random Bellviews are just that--random thoughts on things not worthy of an essay but always worthy of a good laugh.  It should be noted that in many cases, the Random Bellviews didn't happen to Chuck or myself, but to friends of ours or people we have worked with.

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