Monthly Archives: September 2013

Orange Is the New Film Festival

What is home when home is not safe? This seems to be one of the questions posed by the stellar film Short Term 12¬†which is playing to appreciative audiences in festivals around the country. After seeing Short Term 12, the … Continue reading

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One Banana Per Monkey, Please!

Drama, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi. Easy peasy versus the rarest of masterpieces, the piece de resistance, the coolest high-wire act: a rip-roaringly good comedy. Well, lucky for you, there are some amazingly creative laughs out there this week with your name … Continue reading

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A Commonplace, Extraordinary Man

“If a movie doesn’t have any characters that you care about it, it fails. It is not a good movie.” Dr. Jon Manchip White said to our class of English graduate students and would-be writers at the University of Tennessee … Continue reading

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Happiness, Wodehouse, and the Rock Goddess

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” ~ E. L. (Elaine Lobl) Konigsburg, American author and ¬†illustrator of children’s books and young adult fiction   “As … Continue reading

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