Monthly Archives: June 2015

Denial of St. Peter by Gerard van Honthorst

I just found this painting online. Apparently he was a Dutch painter. I love the use of light. It’s clearly emanating from the candle and the tension of the scene is palpable. Advertisements

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Films About Women 30

1 Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon charms the audience in Legally Blonde. I must confess, I like Elle Woods in spite of myself. In my weakness, I find myself hating attractive women how are also smart. I find myself thinking, “You … Continue reading

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Alexsandra Kurzak sings Caro Nome

This is from Rigoletto, which I have never seen.

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: Shawshanking

I heard an amusing term during my time at the charter school: Shawshanked.  A teacher used that term to describe how a teacher prepared to resign.  She started sneaking out small amounts of her classroom materials each day, not enough … Continue reading

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Films About Women 29

1 Belle When I first heard about this film, I thought it was a live action version of Beauty and the Beast. Instead, this film tells the story of a real woman, a biracial girl raised by her father’s family. … Continue reading

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Marilyn x 100 by Andy Warhol

I went to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. I’m not an Andy Warhol fan, so I wasn’t overly thrilled. Even so, I am posting his Marilyn x 100 painting, which is at the Cleveland Museum of Art. A critic … Continue reading

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Films About Women 28

1 Fair Game I almost did not see this film. I told my friend about Fair Game, which tells the story about Valerie Plame Wilson, a spy who was outed by the White House in retaliation for her husband speaking … Continue reading

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