Monthly Archives: July 2012

Anatolia Night

More than half of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 157-minute-long film, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), takes place at night, in the merciless Anatolian landscape where a group of men, including the murder suspects, are looking for the body of … Continue reading

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Mourning Alexander Cockburn…

It’s hard to believe that Alexander Cockburn died today.  Only a few days ago, I read his commentary in CounterPunch–and before that, for the past fifteen years or so, and before that his column in The Nation, and before that … Continue reading

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Wish you were here: Paris, again

More photos of Paris, from my friend, chef extraordinaire, devoted tutor of French, Ariadne Eliseef.  There are, again, some photos of Paris scenes, as well as of Marché Malakoff and the sellers of fish, flowers and household items. Soon. ~~~ … Continue reading

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Wish you were here: In Paris

Occasionally, I post photographs from friends who are traveling the world, wandering.  Today, I am posting photos of Paris, from my  friend Yvette Raby.  And what better companion to these photographs than a reprise of Mary Jo Salter’s lovely poem … Continue reading

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For the Love of the “Beautiful Game,” Futbol

This year, again, I’ll sit with friends to watch the Euro 2012–my preference unchanged since the first time I saw the team of Spain, my vocal chords well-oiled and ready, my energy acceptable considering the heat and humidity.  But most … Continue reading

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