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Storytelling – Greek mythology and Oscar shorts

Stories.  I love ’em.  They get you out of your head, into someone else’s.  They take you places.  They make you feel things and understand things that you might never otherwise feel or understand because the scope of your first-hand experience is too narrow.  As a teenager who read way too many books (for example, in […]

Denver – Christmas Day

I awoke with a start in the wee hours of the morning — I had forgotten that there was a videoconference scheduled in my bedroom for exactly that time, and if I didn’t hurry, I would be caught sleeping in bed when everyone else dialed in to resume negotiations.  I scrambled out into the living […]

Denver – Productive and leisurely

It’s a good thing I went to church last Sunday and heard the Christmas message then — because that sure didn’t happen today.  Instead, I slept until 10am (nine hours of sleep! in a row!) and spent the rest of the day being moderately productive and 100% on holiday — in both senses of the word:  I relished the […]

Les Miserables, or Here we go again

In case you haven’t heard, the musical Les Misérables is coming to a movie theatre near you.  We’re essentially T minus however many days there are between now and December 25.  [Cue cheering from musical theatre geeks and anyone who just wants to hear Hugh Jackman sing “Bring Him Home.”] As any self-respecting French-major would […]

New York & DC – Two Snow Whites

Last night after seeing Tribes, we realized that the night was still young (it was only 9:45pm).  So we ran back up to the movie theater at Lincoln Square and caught a screening of Mirror Mirror, the new Snow White movie with Julia Roberts and a handful of other interesting people.  (And yes, if you’re keeping […]

Paris, Day 4 – The Artist

After our Thanksgiving dinner, we headed over to the nearest artsy cinema to see the new film The Artist.  It’s a perfectly delightful movie, a tale that evoked both Singing in the Rain and Sunset Boulevard.  Also, it’s silent, black-and-white, and French.  I loved it.  The glowing reviews I’d read in the New Yorker and the New York Times were […]

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