Before Sunset- Movie Notes

On one of those rare occasions where I found myself with both the afternoon and the television to myself, I came across Before Sunset (starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy), just starting, and I sat down to watch.  I had never heard anything about the film, but the opening shots of the streets of Paris captivated my interest.  Continue reading

Tropic of Cancer: Book Review

"I prefer Tropic of Capricorn..."

The first time I ever heard of this book was in that episode of “Seinfeld” where Jerry thought he had returned his copy years ago, but in reality he hadn’t, and now he owed something like a billion dollars in library fines.  And flashbacks ensue, wherein George has hair (and intensely short shorts), Jerry has more hair (see accompanying mullet shot), and…well, you remember the episode. Continue reading

Death in the City of Light: Book Review

Until recently, I haven’t been a huge fan of historical non-fiction.  But this book looked interesting, so I decided to give it a whirl.  And I am so glad I did.  Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King was one of the most captivating, terrifying, fascinating books I have ever read. Continue reading