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Colette

static01.nyt.com/images/2018/10/03/arts/03colette1/merlin_143890539_b04f8a07-099a-46e2-9af4-3de2e7185111-articleLarge.jpg Another great strength of Chéri is its domestic accuracy, especially about the shifting sands between two people alone in a room, the vanity and careless cruelty, the weird dance between love and clarity – “You never laugh except unkindly … Continue reading

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Boosler, Eisenberg, Cage, Aznavour, Hockney

Men, she sighs, expect her to cook breakfast the morning after sex. “They want things like toast,” she says, exasperated. “I don’t have these recipes.” (Jason Zinoman, “The Comedy Master Who Hasn’t Gotten Her Due: Elayne Boosler,” NYTimes, 10-1-18) “I … Continue reading

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“Ears Wide Open”

nyti.ms/2DgcwrX Nice little video about traveling on sound, suppressing text to enhance the experience.

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Feelings and Imagination

I once authored a proto-blog in the BI (Before Internet) epoch, an ante-deluvian moment on the cyber-scale of time. I was based in a rambling bayou city situated in a large, hidebound, arrière-garde, rump-facing state of the sector of the … Continue reading

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Reflection on Popular Entertainment

I’ve never snorted cocaine or been present when someone else did. But I would know exactly how to do it because I’ve seen it five thousand times in movies and TV. I’ve never held a handgun with that cupped, two-handed, … Continue reading

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Personal Goal

When I was a student of literature I recall being influenced by a school of critical theory (Rene Wellek?) that said an author’s biography was irrelevant to a consideration of his or her text. Once it was loosed from the … Continue reading

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Save the Queen from what?

The Windsors are richer than Croesus and cosseted in  indescribably privileged circumstances, lavished with lifetime stipends for performing ceremonial chores, kowtowed to and fawned over by legions of adoring subjects who may or may not have a recently purchased pair … Continue reading

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