2012 floats up, up & away at midnight! We're closing off 2012 tonight, can you believe it? Well into the 21st century, our nation has yet to effectively handle its many issues. War, violence, poverty, hunger, economic, social--so damn many problems and so little progress. The only real . . .
The Book of Mormon musical won 9 Tony awards. The Book of Mormon musical -- the South Park-style take on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that's a big hit on Broadway --is coming to San Francisco soon. We'd been looking forward to it and got not-hugely-bad-but-not-that-great seats . . .
It was Sunday afternoon, so we should have guessed the movie theatre would be full up, and it was: full up with senior citizens. Canes, walkers, unsteady gaits: we saw them all. Because this is a movie starring their people. Judi Dench. Maggie Smith. Tom Wilkinson. Who were great in The Best Exotic . . .
West Side Story (1961) was one of the first 'adult' movies I ever saw. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet but set in mid 1950s New York City, it's a dark, sad story of young lovers doomed by gang rivalries.First performed on Broadway in 1957, it was famed lyricist Stephen Sondheim's Broadway debut and one . . .
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor Small town life. Two couples. Peacocks. Romance. Intrigue. An affair. Then add author Flannery O'Connor to the mix. I loved this book. For my review, click HERE . . .
While on the road, I read Andrew Young's book about the John Edwards debacle. I think it was an even-handed record of events and I was surprised that it didn't read as whiney at all. It was quite an eye opener. John and Elizabeth both come across as opportunists with an extreme sense of . . .