Marion on March 31, 2013

So I saw this post on Salon about how there’s going to be a fight over who gets to host The Tonight Show when Jay Leno retires (again). First of all, Jay Leno is still alive? And The Tonight Show? Seriously, is that still on? Haven’t all the people who watched it died yet? The […]

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Marion on March 30, 2013

Zeitoun is a terribly sad and terribly uplifting book by Dave Eggers, who is of course famous for writing another terribly sad but uplifting book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I would first and foremost recommend this to anyone who does not actually live in America, and whose stereotype of Americans is fat yahoos […]

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Of course once everything started to be streamed and put on DVD, people began to binge-watch television series, but it wasn’t how those episodic episodes were designed. You were supposed to be subscribing to HBO, and spending every Sunday with the Sopranos, and then once they went on hiatus, waiting patiently (or impatiently) for the […]

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Marion on March 24, 2013

We decided to see Francesca da Rimini because the better half is a history buff, and couldn’t resist the idea of an opera inspired by a story from Dante’s Inferno that had been the basis of a play by d’Annunzio. Also we were trying to get a few more operas in before the end of […]

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Marion on March 23, 2013

I’m not sure how well-known Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep is outside of the United States. Then again I’m not sure how well-known it is within the United States. In researching the book’s history, I found though it was greeted with critical acclaim when it was published in 1934, it didn’t sell well, and went […]

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