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Archive for February, 2012

Oscar Disappointment

Oscar Disappointment

| February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Over dinner with my erudite and beloved friend last night, high on the mega-dose of Bob Dylan music and lyrics we’d just ingested at a tribute concert to benefit a local theater group, I made the mistake of saying that I didn’t understand why Vanessa Redgrave and Ralph Fiennes were not as lauded by [...]

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Oscar Grumbling

Oscar Grumbling

| February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Oscars are coming. The Oscars are coming. Big deal. Except that I love watching Billy Crystal, and the pre-show trailers promise some fun moments, I wouldn’t bother this year for the first time in my life. I don’t have patience for the excess and ostentation of the fashion show, and this year more than [...]

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“No Hugging” On Sale — ONE DAY ONLY

“No Hugging” On Sale — ONE DAY ONLY

| February 21, 2012

No Hugging In China by Felicia Brings is now available as an eBook for Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, and most other tablet and eReader devices! To celebrate President’s Day, download No Hugging in China for just $1.99 with a Smashwords Coupon Code. That’s 60% off regular price!  To get your coupon simply do one (or [...]

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Valentine’s Day and the Single Girl

Valentine’s Day and the Single Girl

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Time for the annual Valentine’s Day post mortem.   I actually didn’t feel feel so left out this year.  Though no ads targeted my dollars, no big sales sought to prove to me how important I am, no products were released just in time to draw me in by making me feel special, I wasn’t slighted.  [...]

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RIP Whitney Houston

RIP Whitney Houston

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whitney Houston, voice of the 80s and 90′s. I recognized the purity in her high notes, the passion under the voice, but it always felt brittle, like she could soar too high and self destruct. The styling was never my cuppa- it took me a long time to accept that there was another way than [...]

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Reviewing Film Blogs

Reviewing Film Blogs

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Some great film blogs around these days.  I thought I’d shout out a few of those I’ve been reading most recently. My friend Paul Rowlands, who writes a blog for Indiewire, always has something really interesting to say.  He wrote me a note to invite a look at a review he’d written some time ago [...]

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Rant on Gay Marriage

Rant on Gay Marriage

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In response to an article published on BBC News Fanfare please!  Look — it’s even in the news overseas!  Washington has just legalized gay marriage.   Really? I have never understood the big deal about gaydom.  It doesn’t turn me on.  Or off.  It just is.  In fact, I’ve never really gotten how you actually know. [...]

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Lindzine

Lindzine

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

I always smile and feel a wave of nostalgia when zines pop back up on my radar. I have some found memories of hanging out at a friends’ house (who was far more well practiced in the dark arts of early 90s subversive and obscure music curation than I) sometime around 1991, thumbing through dogeared [...]

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It’s Tu B’shevat — Jewish Arbor Day

It’s Tu B’shevat — Jewish Arbor Day

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

You can’t imagine how I am, in the vernacular of my forebears, kvelling.  Brimming with joy.  My granddaughter is singing to me, “I have a friend.  I have a friend.  I’m a kid.  He is a tree. We grow. We grow.  It’s tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tuuuu  b’shevat!”  She’s 3, and [...]

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A Giant Parade Journal

A Giant Parade Journal

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was the best of days, it was the worst of days.  It was a day of wisdom, it was a day of foolishness . . . a morning of sunlight a morning of dark clouds. . . Hunh?  Oh, you’re right.  I’m rambling on, aren’t I?  Can’t help it, even though it’s Superbowl Day, [...]

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