Screen diversions: no reading required

Are you excited to wake up every morning and hear the news? Do you believe all is right with the world, everything is on track, and we are all one big happy family? [Rhetorical questions.] As an antidote, I thought I'd share some entertainment. No politics, musing about the world of book publishing, or existential... Continue Reading →

How Hollywood are you?

Raise your hand if you've heard of Italian neorealism. Hand still in your lap? No shame---I hadn't either, until last Saturday morning, when my go-to news source (NPR) ran a story about a new video essay on the topic by filmmaker Ernie Park. Park highlighted the contrast between neorealism and the Hollywood blockbuster and discussed... Continue Reading →

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