Monthly Archives: November 2016

“Another Frontier Wit” & “Little Lady”

Director Robert Altman’s incomparable, (oft-labeled) revisionist western, “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” (1971), begins with a lone horseman arriving at a muddy  frontier town, Presbyterian Church, in a cold rain. A bearded (and very handsome) John McCabe (Warren Beatty), seemingly wrapped in … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers. What Does Climate Change Bring? (Stillwater Diary)

Witch hazel blooms in the fall, spidery, creamy yellow flowers clinging to the branches even after the vibrant leaves have fallen. But deciduous azalea is not a fall bloomer. Its flowers are a harbinger of spring, particularly eagerly awaited each April at the … Continue reading

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Escape Into the Dark Theater to (Briefly) Escape Our Country’s Darkness

Takeshi “Beat” Kitano is one of those (great) directors who divides your view of the world into two regions–before and after you’ve seen his films. The work encompasses ice cool, ultraviolent yakuza dramas (starring the filmmaker, wearing knife sharp Yoji Yamato … Continue reading

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Happy 102nd Birthday, Norman Lloyd

This is a very different piece than what I had planned to post yesterday. I’ve trimmed my headline (gone: “And Congratulations, Madam President-Elect. OK Now to Exhale.”) I’ve deleted my excitement and that of two young women, 18 (a stranger at … Continue reading

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“After That”

I’m really pleased that several prints from my new series, “After That,” will be exhibited at Joshua Vogel and Kelly Zaneto’s Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading showroom in midtown Kingston. I’m in great company, with beautiful work from BCMT, Joshua Vogel, Kathy Erteman, Christopher Kurtz … Continue reading

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