A film review of one of my all-time favorite movies, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” as introduced at the Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, August 12, 2021.
If you’re feeling a little lonely in the midst of COVID-19, you might find some solace in classic literature. Here are three of my favorites.
We can’t go to the theaters during COVID-19, so let’s watch a few films on the old idiot-box, and read some books!
A new short story publication and an old crime novel. That’s a great day!
The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu is a fascinating historical review of how the television and advertising industries grew up and eventually got in bed together. Wu makes the case that our attention spans have been bought and sold as commodities, often without our knowledge or understanding. He’s a fine storyteller who offers many provocative […]
One of my favorite local St. Pete hangouts is Haslam’s Book Store. I never seem to tire of browsing and buying used books there (or anywhere else, for that matter). Sometimes, the rattier the look and smell and feel of the books the better. Here are my first three hits of 2019. All of them […]
If you’re a true coffee lover like I am, I’m sure you get a kick out of discovering new brews. Nothing goes better with reading and writing than a good cup of java. In November I found Wicked Joe, a family owned coffee company that appears to be both socially conscious and Earth friendly. They […]