Monthly Archives: November 2019

De Niro Sr., Artist

I did not know, until encountering this article in The Guardian, that actor Robert De Niro’s father was a professional painter. Born in Syracuse, New York, into an Irish-Italian household, De Niro Sr was a child prodigy. In 1933, aged … Continue reading

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Still Apparently Mum’s Lad

On Friday, the Queen was spotted horse riding with Prince Andrew in the grounds of Windsor in what one royal expert said was an apparent show of support to her second son. Ingrid Seward, the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, said: … Continue reading

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Accents

Roger Cohen writes opinion for the NYTimes, is a naturalized American citizen raised in Britain, and in his own words “a Jew, the son of South African immigrants.” Cohen writes about another naturalized American, Fiona Hill, who emigrated from County … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Fun

This is the best pumpkin painting I’ve ever done (the only one for now) and the most fun I’ve had doing it. It’s the fruit of a swell evening of social painting staged here in The Shed Art Studio on … Continue reading

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About That Pig…

  Excerpts from the insert that came with a shipment of Tennessee Home Goods Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bags: We are just a small US company building a Tennessee home-style brand from right down here… We are happier than a … Continue reading

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Military Notes from Down Under

Army Vehicle Disappears An Australian Army vehicle worth $74,000 has gone missing after being painted with camouflage…. From “Military Humor” — Thanks to GP Cox, Pacific Paratrooper! (c) 2019 JMN

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Little Endians, Big Endians

For me,… cinema was about revelation… It was about characters — the complexity of people and their contradictory and sometimes paradoxical natures… Many of the elements that define cinema as I know it are there in Marvel pictures. What’s not … Continue reading

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