Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sull’aria by Renee Flemming and Cecelia Bartoli

Both of these women have been featured on my blog before. Imagine my joy to find them both together! Those of you who had seen The Shawshank Redemption will likely recognize this piece of music. I have no idea to … Continue reading

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Films About Women 20

1 Volver We return again to the films of Pedro Almodovar. He is probably the most famous Spanish filmmaker today, and deservedly so. It was this film that kicked off my realization that films about women do not have to … Continue reading

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Shoes and Suitcases at Auschwitz

January 27th, 2015 marks 70 years since the day the Red Army liberated Auschwitz. These are pictures of the shoes and suitcases there. Never forget.

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Cabinet by Andre Charles Boulle

The Cleveland Museum of Art has a very large collection of decorative art. Every time I go, I remember that art is far more than simply paintings and sculptures.

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Responding to Listless

A few weeks ago, when I was looking for a clip of Seinfeld making out with his girlfriend during Schindler’s List, I stumbled upon an article called Listless.  The writer of the article, Liel Leibovitz, declares that “Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List … Continue reading

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Films About Women 19

1 Book Thief It seems a general rule that films about the War must be about women. The Book Thief is no exception. The story follows the experience of an orphan girl living in Germany during the Second World War. … Continue reading

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Really Busy

It’s busy season at work, so posts will be infrequent for the rest of the month. I have my next “Films About Women” in the drafts, and I’m hoping to get that up by Saturday. But the weekdays will probably … Continue reading

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