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The Golden Months: December

Dear Reader, Alas, the last of the Golden Months are here. But that’s okay, because this is one of the best. Thanksgiving is over, which means everyone that participated in cooking the Thanksgiving feast can now enjoy a life free from the kitchen—at least until the leftovers are gone, Christmas music can now be played (at least… Continue Reading

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The “Risky Business” of Filmmaking

Dear Reader, The American film Risky Business came out in 1983. It was written and directed by Paul Brickman. It stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur, Bronson Pinchot, Curtis Armstrong, and about 45 other cast members. There were three producers, an original musical composition team, costume designer, make-up department, set decorators,… Continue Reading

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Double-Feature Review: The Coquette Meets The Group

Dear Reader, I just read a book that confirmed something I have believed for a long time: nothing is private. This has been true for centuries, and it will continue to be true. The only time when privacy will become a virtue is when the need for privacy becomes greater than the need for gossip.… Continue Reading

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Double-Feature Review: The Buddha in the Attic meets The Joy Luck Club

I read a stunning book recently called The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. Wonderful, wonderful book. And short. There were 129 pages in total. I started it in the morning, finding myself very absorbed, finished it by 3:36 PM. (Having many bus rides to catch also helped). The first thing about this book is… Continue Reading

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I Wanna Be Loved by You: Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe

Dear Reader, Given the limited news sources in 1962, it seems more likely that the death of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe would have been announced to the majority of the world on Monday, August 6th, 1962 during the morning television news. Around this time, there would have been a large amount of tears and speculation… Continue Reading

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