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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Straight Outta Compton, the authorized biopic of the rap group N.W.A, was the unexpected hit movie of the summer. It tells the story of the five guys — Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella — who shocked the country with songs like “Fuck tha Police.” Five guys. But wait! Look at […]

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Monday, August 24, 2015

I spent 10 years in business journalism, and the gyrations of the stock market are more than enough to bring back the memories, thank you very much. I wouldn’t normally seek out a movie related to the post-housing-bubble foreclosure crisis, but I’m glad MrB and I caught a screening of 99 Homes last week. I […]

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

People say that every boxing movie has the same plot and maybe that’s true (except for Million Dollar Baby, because the hero normally doesn’t get killed by adrenaline injection), but it doesn’t mean a movie can’t excel within that range. I was blown away by the Southpaw premiere last night, as was everyone around me […]

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark died in Manhattan on Monday at age 75. She had myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease that affects bone marrow and blood. Mark did everything from documentary photography to fashion photography and ad campaigns, but her best-known project was about homeless teens in Seattle.  It began as a 1983 LIFE magazine photo essay, […]

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Monday, May 4, 2015

I’m happy to see Chinese actress Gong Li looking stunning as always at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala tonight. View image | gettyimages.com She is one of the co-chairs of the event, which marks the opening of the spring fashion exhibit, called “China: Through the Looking Glass.” I love that she combined […]

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I usually feature my newest design as the Jewel of the Month, but for March, I was inspired to take another look at an old favorite. After struggling home through snow and sleet this evening, I was happy to throw myself into FitzRoy the cat’s favorite chair and watch a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season […]

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Congrats to my girl Skylar Grey for hitting #1 on iTunes earlier today with her song “I Know You” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. You can also watch it on Vevo.  Between this song and Beyonce’s sex-ay remake of “Crazy in Love,” I’m very interested in this soundtrack! Don’t ask me about the […]

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

MrB and I watched the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line this weekend. FitzRoy the cat heard the song “Get Rhythm” for the first time and he loved it! First he ran around the living room, then he listened intently, then he ran around some more. I recorded it for FitzRoy’s Instagram account, of course. […]

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

MrB and I went to a screening of the new movie adaptation of Annie last night. Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) makes an adorable Annie and Jamie Foxx plays Will Stacks, the updated version of Daddy Warbucks. I enjoyed watching a little boy next to me literally sitting on the edge of his […]

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tonight, the Committee to Protect Journalists presents its International Press Freedom Awards. The annual black-tie dinner, held at the Waldorf-Astoria, honors journalists from around the world who risk their lives to report from war zones and in defiance of brutal regimes. It also raises money for CPJ’s important activities, which include denouncing anti-press violations, providing […]

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