‘Saving Brinton’ is one of those magical gems that comes along every once in a while, a slow-burning delight that starts with an individual, the kind of guy we might have been lucky enough to encounter in our travels – … Continue reading
It’s on Netflix, which is where I’m spending a lot of time now. It’s in German with subtitles -if you don’t like reading on film, get over it. This is worth the effort. ‘Babylon Berlin’ is the most expensive non-English-language … Continue reading
In total contrast to the whining from the Trump White House, the FBI, CIA and Obama White House all acted in ways that benefited Trump’s campaign, not Hillary’s. Why on Earth would they do that?
[Because}They were all convinced Hillary would win.
And nobody wanted to give the blustering Trump–who was already complaining loudly that the election was rigged against him–any more reason to martyr himself. Nobody wanted to help him set up his own pseudo-Fox News after the election. Nobody wanted to hobble Hillary’s administration completely by looking partisan.Continue reading
‘Icarus’, on Netflix, is a slow-burning fuse of a film. It’s sold as a sports documentary and that’s how it starts out, but the thing morphs completely along the way. Bryan Fogel, the filmmaker and a serious amateur cyclist, disillusioned … Continue reading
Me: Xerox is gone. Claire: What? Me: Bought by Fujifilm, the name is going away forever. Claire: No, it won’t. Every time you make a ‘Xerox’ of something– Me: But you don’t, not anymore. You scan, you send an attachment, … Continue reading
It’s a snow day. When I was a kid, snow days meant you could go outside, run around in snow up to your knees (at least) and throw snowballs at any target you thought you could hit. You could build … Continue reading
I’ve been silent for a while and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, silence isn’t my natural state. I think, after the election, I just didn’t know what to say–and so much of what followed was so angry … Continue reading
A post on Facebook likened the experience of last night’s election to “New Year’s Eve, crossed with potentially life-threatening surgery.” That’s as close as anyone’s come to the nauseating, careening roller-coaster-without-brakes quality of the evening. And we ended up with Trump – how … Continue reading
We had just a lovely day about a week ago. In the morning, we went to see Eight Days a Week, the Ron Howard Beatles touring history at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. I know it’s available online but … Continue reading
This is the strangest election I can ever remember (and I’ve seen some doozies). There is a silence that’s unnatural, like everyone I know is holding their breath – or in hiding. Elections tend to bring out the best and … Continue reading