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Kris’ post below may be deleted after I have a chat with him but let me quickly say this: When we post about Nat content that we can’t actually bring you for fear of being raped by lawyers, it might be a good idea to scour that update closely. That’s all I’m gonna say about that.

As you all know, this week is choc-a-bloc with Nat tv appearances. Since Mart is slacking on the tv section over to the right let me recap…

-Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the 16th…which is TONIGHT (and it’s also a freaking hilarious show).
-Good Morning America
-Conan O’Brian on the 19th (also a great show, Conan’s gonna lose his mind when he sees her)

So set your video machines and PLEASE, those of you who have the ability to encode, please do and send the email to Kris.

Toby is our man on the spot at Sundance and he found a great semi-review of Garden State in the film guide.

Garden State is the kind of quirky romantic comedy that used to be a staple of Hollywood. Masters of the form reinvented them for each new generation, giving them a specificity and relevance that audiences embraced, e.g., Harold and Maude and The Graduate. And without overstating things, Garden State makes an excellent case for writer/director/actor Zach Braff evolving into the Woody Allen of his time. Needless to say, Garden State is clever. But it’s the honesty, self-deprecation, and imagination of this study of a young man’s search for himself that place it above the pedestrian reach of Braff’s peers.

The story begins when Andrew Largeman returns to his hometown for the funeral of his clinically depressed mother, a journey that reconnects him with some of his past friends. Because the trip coincides wtih his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants, he also begins to reconnect with himself. A chance meeting with Sam (Natalie Portman), a girl also suffering form various maladies, opens up the possibility of rekindling emotional attachments, confronting his psychologist father, and perhaps beginning a new life.

Comedy is hard to pull off. Only the exceptionally talented can prompt laughter while also provoking those deep feelings within us for the human frailty on the screen. Garden State is that kind of rare film.

Sounds great, we’ll soon know.

I’ve got an idea for a new editorial, hopefully I’ll get to that later tonight. No promises though.

And now for something completely different.

Last week I mucked up a link. Jen sent in two wallpapers and one of them had the same name as an old wallpaper by Anna…hijinks ensued.

Anyway, here is Jen’s wallpaper.

And here are 2 new wallpapers from Anna. Click here and here.

William made his sheer dress wallpaper into a poster. I think the idea is to print it out, stick it on your wall and…well…after that it’s up to you really.

And finally, Emanuel made the pic of Nat lying on the grass look sort of movie flashbacky. If you’re into that, click.

That’s a wrap.