I give them a quarter and say, "One cheap bastard's special, please." They have so much money. However, I pay the Brooklyn Museum's full suggested admission. A great place with some great shows that is a bit down at the heels.
On Dear Mom
I saw HANNAH AND HER SISTERS in a theater when it came out. With my parents. It was my pick. Something about that movie caused them to have a huge fight on the drive home.
Late last year my dad died of brain and lung cancer. He was diagnosed around Memorial Day. He died the night Sandy hit. The power went out in the hospital, and right about then he was gone.
I don't think I'll be watching that movie anytime soon, even though I loved it (despite the fight. After all, "nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands.")
Thanks for this.
This post is a great takedown of one of the most manipulative pieces of shit I have ever seen: FORREST GUMP, which I was forced to suffer while waiting in the emergency room while it blared on the TV one day when my mom had to be admitted. I will hate this thing forever and always, especially since it was complicated by the circumstances.
Any Liz fan absolutely must read The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted By Her Beauty to Notice by M. G. Lord (who also wrote the fantastic Forever Barbie. It just won the Los Angeles Press Club National Entertainment Journslism Award for best book on an entertainment subject published this year. Yes, it's that good.
On Books Liked
Dammit! I got a copy of the Sullivan free at work. I recently brought all my free books home, and do not remember if it was in the pile. So either someone stole it and I will be sad when I get home and find out or I brought it home and will be mad at myself for meaningless worry.
Sullivan is a really good writer. His book on the Meadowlands is superb, almost McPhee-like.
I was going to ask which version you picked, clicked through and saw your ducked the question. His radio shows are great, but I would wait a bit (like see the 32 Short Films) and listen to a bunch of his other stuff before going there.
Oh, thanks so much for this! I am on a Portis tear this past week. I'm just getting into The Masters of Atlantis, and last week I blazed though True Grit in a day and a half. (I also read Deliverance last week, which is an entirely different beast). But True Grit is remarkable. Like Cormac McCarthy meets Mark Twain, with a little Harper Lee thrown in. It's almost a shame the original movie ever got made, 'cause the book got overlooked and forgotten. It would and should be a well-known novel regarded as an American classic.
Tremendously great! Thanks so much.
On Malls Ailing
@Clarence Rosario There's a Nordstrom Rack right on Union Square.
CELEBRATION ROCK kicks all kinds of ass.