We went to a very small film festival the other night in Tribeca – an evening of independent short films, a real variety of style and subject matter. But this story stood out and I couldn’t miss passing it on. … 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 →
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 →
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 →
Jason Bourne matters to me. I didn’t realize how much until viewing Jason Bourne, the new film which debuted this past weekend. It went off the rails pretty decisively and made me realize how disturbed and surprised (in a bad way) I am by … Continue reading →
WORKING IN THE FRONT LINES This has always been one of my favorite parts of Thrillerfest, having the chance to learn from members of the investigative services. In the past, we’ve had the chance to question CIA and FBI agents. … Continue reading →
Thrillerfest is a highlight of the year for me. The world’s biggest thriller writer convention and in my own backyard (The Grand Hyatt adjacent to Grand Central or, as Claire would say, just a short jaunt upstate). Jon Land very … Continue reading →