Monthly Archives: March 2014

Swedish in Germantown

On a dazzling day in the late fall, before the onset of this winter’s relentless snow and ice, writer and editor Linda O’Keeffe and I traveled to Gun Nowak’s Columbia county farmhouse, to observe, interview and photograph for an article … Continue reading

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Exposing the Body, the Heart and the Mind

“Exposed,” artist/filmmaker Beth B’s joyous and provocative new feature reveals (double-entendre intended) eight stars of the new burlesque whose work (a hybrid of stage show and performance art), explores sexuality, shame, ideas of beauty, gender identity, stereotypes and ambiguity, disability–and … Continue reading

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Ashokan, Texas

For five days last August, upstate New York (the Aerodrome in Rhinebeck and the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge) ably stood in for the fictional small Texas town, Harrison, for actor Tim Guinee‘s assured directorial debut, “One Armed Man,” adapted from the play, set … Continue reading

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Rendez-Vous Avec Les Femmes

It’s not mysterious to me how French women stay thin (they don’t overeat or eat junk) but what is fascinating (and not so readily explained) is why so many French women, particularly in comparison to their American counterparts, have been … Continue reading

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Who Will Win/Who Should Win

I watch a lot of movies and read a lot about movies–magazines, newspaper, websites, blogs, press kits–so I’m aware of who’s supposedly pulling ahead in the horserace, Oscar 2014.  But like with elections, it can be impossible to predict even … Continue reading

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