This weekend was a big weekend for the world of sports, so let’s get to it.
Book lovers, you will love this week’s Kickstartable. Did you know that that the house where Little Women was set was a real home? And that it still exists? And that you can visit? I was able to ask Jan Turnquist, the executive director of Orchard House some questions about this week’s project: Orchard House […]
For how much I enjoy and respect Patti Smith, I own far too little of her music. On CD, I have 1996’s Gone Again and 2000’s Gung Ho, and that’s it. I don’t even have Horses yet, which I realize is a major gap, particularly since the time leading into that album is so lovingly […]
Continuing from last week’s so bad it’s great movie theme, I spent a significant part of my Tuesday revisiting one of my favorite documentaries, Best Worst Movie.
Most of us have had a terrible week, with the weather being so cold and snowy and icy. There’s really nothing better to do than stay inside and watch TV or read a good mystery novel. Or you can do both if you watch the documentary A Very British Murder, presented by British historian Lucy […]
The curse of Netflix is its excessive supply: most nights it takes us half an hour to choose something. While browsing movies last night, my husband chose The Flat based on its intriguing description — and then watched in puzzlement for 15 minutes before realising it wasn’t in fact a thriller.
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Let’s just face it, Persephoneers, it’s hot out. I bet it’s hotter than the center circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno. And who wants to go outside when it’s this hot? Better to sit inside with the A/C on full blast, pour yourself a glass of lemonade (or summer shandy), and fire up the DVD […]
I love Scrabble and its online knock-offs. At any given time, I have around a half dozen games going in both Lexulous and Words With Friends, and I am known to see a word and think, “That would make an excellent triple word score.” My least favorite tiles are C and V. They should be […]
Overall: This documentary is fun, quirky and inspiring. Bill Cunningham New York is a documentary following the fascinating fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. It was released 16 March 2011 – so it’s a little under a year old – and is, in my humble opinion, a must see.