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THE CHEAPENING OF THE COMICS
"Business will almost always alter art, but very rarely does art alter business."
Lee Henderson's The Road Narrows As You Go read with the ethics and art of Bill Watterson. READ MORE
REVIEW: JANE AUSTEN'S MANUSCRIPT WORKS
"Although her family would for decades after her death promote her character as that of “good aunt Jane,” a docile, genteel person, [Jane Austen's] manuscript works reveal not only a record of how she created her novels, but also a surprisingly open and scathing analysis of the plight of women whose only chance for security revolves around their ability to attract a wealthy husband." READ MORE
"As a teenager, I had trouble getting into Puccini. He seemed so harmonically slithery and although he was using leading motives à la Wagner, there seemed to be too much welter of themes. I actually disliked Tosca til the 'penny dropped.' What did it for me was the realization that the big opening big black brass theme, with its descending chords and feeling of magnificent pervasive dominance, describes not only the villainous antagonist of the piece, Scarpia, but also his whole power, that of a corrupt police state, responsible for brutal repressions of dissidents, and political incarceration and murder. How topical, since we now discover such situations daily in our news, or worse."READ MORE
REVIEW: SEVEN LETTERS FROM PARIS
"Sam has lost her job to the global recession, her marriage to neglect and trust issues, she needs a shakeup, a make-over, a hero! A girlfriend’s reminder of their glorious final day in Paris has her digging out the old unanswered love letter pile and the letters serve as the pulse of lost love to drag our heroine back to land of hope."READ MORE
COMING SOON TO THE CINEMA
The closer we get to month's end, the more we're asked if the next month's schedul of movies is out yet. That won't be until the end of the week, but we're thrilled to share with you the t's we've already got crossed and i's we've confidently dotted. READ MORE to find out where you can find Helen Mirren and Wes Anderson in the upcoming cinema schedule.
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