Art

More Than the Heart of a City

The fire that devastated one of the great religious, cultural and architectural treasures of the world – the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris – not only shocked French citizens but the world. If the walls inside this cavernous basilica could talk, they would tell a story … Read More

We Need a Good Laugh

With the bombardment of sexual harassment allegations, admissions, confessions, apologies, and denials from Harvey Weinstein to Charlie Rose, I’m shell-shocked. We need to take a break, and not just be thankful for our own families, friends and lives, but I think we need a good … Read More

One of the most iconic images in Hollywood film is a static black and white picture of a pair of train tracks trailing into a distant western landscape. By itself, it doesn’t seem to say much. However, in the western classic High Noon, the … Read More

Call it Whatever You Want

In the Tom Hanks Cold War drama, Bridge of Spies, U.S. attorney James Donovan is assigned to defend known Russian spy Rudolf Abel. After predictably losing the case, Donovan persuades the judge to give Abel a prison term instead of a death sentence. At … Read More

2016 – Over Already?

With all the chaos in 2016, I thought I’d end on a positive note. Believe it or not, there were some bright spots. Here are a few standouts that I’ve been collecting. MBA – that’s Masters in Business Administration, online – offers a list of … Read More

“Rigged!”

Citizen Kane follows the life and political campaign of an arrogant, populist millionaire who runs for governor on promises to help the “the working man,” only to be defeated by a sex scandal. Is art reflecting reality or is reality affecting art?

Director Orson Wells … Read More

“Heaven” is Real

“My hand was writing out the words: There’s a lady who’s sure,
all that glitters is gold,
and she’s buying a stairway to heaven…
“I just sat there and looked at them and almost leapt out of my seat. “Plant’s own explanation of the lyrics … Read More