Passages

From the novel, “Beloved”, by Toni Morrison: “…Eighteen seventy-four and whitefolks were still on the loose. Whole towns wiped clean of Negroes; eighty-seven lynchings in one year alone in Kentucky; four colored schools burned to the ground; grown men whipped like children; children whipped like adults; black women raped by the crew; property taken, necks […]

Painting in Light, Sound, Color and TIME

Are you interested in what distinguishes a great movie from a mediocre one? Movies are so much more than plot or dialogue – they are magical compositions incorporating geometry, sound and color. This series by Tony Zhou, called “Every Frame a Painting” illuminates many of the compositional factors that distinguish great movie making from the […]

The Best Since “The Wire”

I just finished watching the final episode of this 4 season series from AMC and Netflix. I’d heard about the Danish version for some time, but decided to check out the American version first because, well, I don’t speak Danish and I’d just watched an episode of another Danish cop series with which I didn’t […]

WOW!!

Are you catching this? Obama is playing the Long Game. The ACE of BASS. (I’ve always admired his ability to stick to the Long Game in the face our short term view of politics based on FEAR.) The politics that are going on right now are AMAZING! Obama is actually doing what we originally elected […]