The Joy of Jane

A few years (late 1990's) back my sister and I (roommates at the time) watched Sense and Sensibility on almost a daily basis. The Emma Thompson version. That was before I bought the DVD of Pride and Prejudice, which became a yearly viewing occasion. And we saw Persuasion on PBS. And Gweneth's Emma. Last year…

GATZ at the ART

When I heard about Gatz, I will admit I was concerned. The complete text of The Great Gatsby read aloud over two performances, Chapters 1-5 and 6-9. Six hours total. My memories of The Great Gatsby were distant (high school, almost 30 years ago) and tainted by the class assignments I remembered, like writing down…

Cozy Series

After a reading dearth toward the end of last year, I picked up the pace throughout the holidays and into the new year. And so I visited a few well known characters, at least to me. Did I reread classics? No. I read the latest in a couple of mystery series. These series fall into…

A Little Night Music

I have always wanted to see Angela Lansbury on stage. Considering I have missed seeing her in Deuce (with Marian Seldes) and Blithe Spirit recently, I knew that A Little Night Music might be my last chance. Add that to a Sondheim show, and how could I not make the trip? Considering how close NYC…

How I Think

I renamed my blog. Again. I spend a lot of time considering the “art” in my life. Theatre. Books. TV. Movies. Project Runway. The quest for comfortable yet stylish shoes. Good food. Beautiful design. The search for the perfect purse.  I am not a critic, though I have opinions and I share them. Instead of…

To Kindle or Wait? That is the question…

Throughout December I had cause to haul home several hundred pages of text most nights. Student's papers. Plays. Articles. One day it occurred to me that a eReader would help. Till then I hadn't really seen the point, because of the limitations. Not being able to share books with others. The cost of the reader…