They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most urgent. All the whales in the wider deeps, hot are they, as they urge on and on, and dive beneath the icebergs. The right whales, the sperm-whales, the hammer-heads, the killers there they blow, there […]
Part II of our interview with fashionista and talk show host Jeannie Mai is all about wearapy and the difference between style and fashion. Remember ...
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Our first Man of the Moment of 2014 is perfect for a year inspired by Shakespeare: he’s a storyteller. While I’ve never had the pleasure of being in the same room where we was telling, I have been privileged to work with him on a couple of audio projects, and I can tell you that […]
The fat gray monk seal locals called Sammy lay on the beach a few feet south of where the condos stopped and houses that looked like old plantation homes started. Everyone knew that Sammy was all right, just taking a breather from swimming and keeping his eye out for great white sharks. A few weeks […]
My Dear Reading Friends, I must tell you about the most wonderful little book! It’s called I’ll Be Seeing You, and it takes place during the last two years of World War II. It’s all about a pen-pal friendship between two women who are keeping the home fires burning while their men serve on the […]
It’s Oscar night! It’s Oscar night! I love Oscar night! It’s also my first Oscar night in a few years with a DVR as opposed to typing like the wind, so the ability to pause the TV is as exciting to me as the Oscars themselves! If you’ve come here to see a hipster snarkfest, […]
Life and art often intersect in my mental travels, and this week I’ve been on an interesting road leading to thoughts of utopia, the American dream, and the power of story. It all began with Arcadia, a novel by Lauren Groff, that tells the story of a man born and raised in a commune in […]
I am a film reviewer, reviewing a film about a film reviewer. I could keep going, writing a review that eats itself whole with self-reflection, but I will try very hard not to. Roger wouldn’t like it. Life Itself is the story of the life and death of Roger Ebert, one of the greatest writers […]
The eternal quest we have as humans is to find happiness. It is perfectly acceptable as a quest, but I suggest not as an expectation. The route we have through life is much more likely to be a roller coaster, with highs and lows and a few stable bits in between.
It’s been roughly a month since Pete Seeger died, and it’s taken me this long to write about it because there were so many people – Peter Yarrow (whom I interviewed in these pages several years ago) among them – who had more personal knowledge of the man than I did. I got to shake […]
Ah, it’s Valentine’s Day weekend and love is in the air. Couples are holding hands and exchanging sweet love notes. Florists are working long hours, restaurants are filled to the brim, and jewelers are smiling from ear to ear. I’m a romantic at heart, so I have an abiding affection for this holiday that celebrates love. […]
What is the most important thing in Oscar season? Oscar pools! And what is the most important thing you need to win your Oscar pool? Actual knowledge of the Animated, Live Action and Documentary Short Subjects so you aren’t just blindly guessing by which title you like best. Also, for me, having something real to […]
Do you remember the first movie you ever saw? Yesterday afternoon I was sitting in a room in a convention center, listening to Richard Dreyfuss talk about his life and art and politics. At one point, he made a comment about the act of going to a movie, especially when the film is one of […]
Legend has it that on February 2 a groundhog will appear from his cozy winter burrow to survey the world around him. If it should be a sunny day, and his shadow appears before him, he is supposed to hurry back to safety, indicating that winter will endure for another six weeks. However, if the […]
Alison McQueen got me into trouble for three days in a row. As I’ve told you before, my morning routine hinges on coffee and reading time, and for the past three days I’ve been so completely engrossed in McQueen’s novel that I couldn’t get out of my chair and get ready for the day! But […]
Alison McQueen, author of the novel Under the Jeweled Sky, describes herself as “the product of two mismatched people from wildly different cultures.” She brings this perspective to bear in the novel, a wonderfully compelling historical novel of star-crossed lovers that spans decades and nations. All Things Girl talked recently talked with Alison about her […]
“Autumn stars shine through gaps in the wall…. [H]e… brews midnight tea by the stove’s ruddy light.” ~From a traditional Taoist song, quoted in John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld, The Chinese Art of Tea It may be the heart of winter, rather than autumn, but there are many a night in January, February, and even July […]
The tiny fairy lights are boxed up along with the glittering ornaments and the magical memories of Christmas and New Years. Christmas is but a memory except for the tiny pine needs that still linger here and there. I have a feeling we’ll be picking them up until summer! With a fresh new year, I […]
Last week I caught a story on the evening news about a young man who was shot and killed in a local movie theater. He was engaged in an argument with another patron, an older man, who was upset that the younger man was texting during the movie. In the course of the argument, the […]
Okay, so I started to watch a different movie, partially because it was a comedy and it’s late and I only have a couple of screeners I haven’t watched yet so why not go with the funny one? The ads look good, I’ve heard good things, let’s give it a shot. There was much overacting, […]
Did you ever see Mean Girls? It’s a movie about a young woman who deals with a group of female bullies in high school. While the movie is a comedy, real life female bullying is no joking matter. The other day, I was walking past a magazine aisle in the store when I saw one […]
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