Even though I have a harder time getting into movies from this era, Ben-Hur kept my attention for its entire 212-minute running length.Read More
On Wednesday we (re-)watched The Sixth Sense, which was the lowest movie on the list (#89) that we could stream on Netflix. Today, we rented Yankee Doodle Dandy (#98).
(Thumbnail: Publicity photo of James Cagney, public domain.)Read More
There is something about folklore, legends, and mythology that I find fascinating. I'm talking about the kind of stuff that a small, often hyper-localized population strongly believes or used to strongly believe, despite a lack of evidence. The kind of stories that are highly unlikely, but often difficult or impossible to disprove. I think our creation of, sharing of, and reaction to these tales that fall somewhere on the spectrum between fact and fiction says a lot about our selves and our culture.Read More