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Spoiler Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

SPOILERS for the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie lie here. Be warned. If you want to be surprised, don’t read. If you’re there for the special effects, this review won’t matter. You’ll enjoy them. Pirates of … Continue reading

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Forget lovingly handmade gifts – Amazon wins

This is not a nastygram towards Amazon.com or the USPS. Not at all. It’s is a realization. Only big business can afford to mail stuff, so buy from them. I just spent $20 to send a package across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Utamaro-A glimpse into Japan’s sexual ‘floating world’ of yesteryear

Thank goodness for sex, otherwise humanity would miss so out on so much great art. A one-of-a-kind exhibit, Inventing Utamaro, opens at the Arthur M. Sackler museum in Washington D.C. April 9th. Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro’s large painting, Moon at Shinagawa, owned by … Continue reading

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Intense and Powerful – ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

The Zookeeper’s Wife isn’t an easy movie to enjoy, but it’s so worthwhile to see. SPOILERS Continue reading

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Why all the kudos for ‘Logan?’

The first time I saw Logan, I was appalled by the violence and turned off by the story. I decided to give it another chance, see it a second time to see if I had the same reaction. So several … Continue reading

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April 1917 the U.S. enters WWI

2017  is a commerative year. A century ago the U.S. entered “The War To End All Wars” on April 6, 1917. A hundred years later it’s a mostly forgotten war. While the United States World War One Centennial Commission was established … Continue reading

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Like journalists, illustrators like Rockwell and Nast speak to the masses

Great artists don’t reproduce history, they interpret it. Earlier this week I went out to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to the museum dedicated to illustrator, Norman Rockwell. I’ve said since my art school days that the major diff. between a fine artist and … Continue reading

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