Monthly Archives: November 2017

No Turkeys

Deep compassion and irresistible deadpan humor (and characters with odd–and oddly appealing–faces) are hallmarks of the great Finnish filmmaker, Aki Kaurismäki’s work. (His films also have many canine co-stars–Tähti, Laika, Paju–all perfectly cast.) Six of his best films, all 35mm … Continue reading

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Leo and Bruce (Birthdays and Anniversaries)

Today Leo is 15 3/4 and although he’s very slow (serious time has to be budgeted for a walk around the block) and sleepy (of course dogs of all ages do a significant amount of napping), he’s in great shape … Continue reading

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Off the Walls

The Museum of the City of New York’s exhaustive and fascinating new exhibit, “Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York,” brings the work indoors to examine how it transformed the five boroughs–parks, plazas, subways, empty … Continue reading

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A Chicago Summer of Changes

Needing a break from her depressive father (and longing for a teenager’s summertime meaure of freedom), lovely and uneasy 16-year-old Cyd (Jessie Pinnick, travels from South Carolina to Chicago to spend time with her aunt, Miranda (Rebecca Spence), a famous … Continue reading

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