SHOUT HER LOVELY NAME Short stories by Natalie Serber Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2012 I don’t usually read short story collections (I prefer novels) but the sublime title, Shout Her Lovely Name, .made me pick it up. The themes are jarring such as in the title story about a girl whose anorexia and bulimia terrorizes her […]
What’s wrong with the critics anyway? Woody’s new movie, To Rome with Love is zany and moving and hilarious. The whole audience laughed along with me. To Rome with Love is a romantic comedy that spoofs celebrity cult, the con types who learn a buzz word that makes them sound like experts on everything, the […]
For the child of any age, this movie will delight you with its unusual animation and its basis in stock detective fiction.
Me, baking in a glass gazebo at The New York Photo Festival. Did you know that Polaroids are making a comeback?
http://www.russellfrederick.com/ Today, at the 2012 New York Photo Festival in Dumbo, I was introduced to the black and white photos of Russell Frederick who is documenting the diverse culture of Bedford Stuyvesant that is rapidly disappearing because of gentrification. These days, who doesn’t know a young yuppie who has an apartment in Bed Stuy? Will […]