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Cats and celebrities

Cats and celebrities

“I hope you write that story, Erika. You owe it to your readership,” Susana emailed. “I think an issue of a magazine on cats would give you just the prompt you need to write down that wonderful story you recounted so wittily, fluidly, vividly and spicily.” When I...
Best Picture (redux) … in real time

Best Picture (redux) … in real time

010 The first movie I remember seeing in a theater was Superman: The Movie. It was a fairytale about a superhero from another planet with super strength, the gift of flight and a perfect moral compass, whose alter ego was a mild-mannered newspaper reporter who...
Best Picture (redux): 1990s

Best Picture (redux): 1990s

This story is the third in a three-part series called Best Picture (redux), a historical revision of the Best Picture nominees and winners from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The selection of Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction as Best Picture at the 1995 Academy Awards was a...
Best Picture (redux): 1980s

Best Picture (redux): 1980s

020 This story is the second in a three-part series called Best Picture (redux), a historical revision of the Best Picture nominees and winners from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The selection of Driving Miss Daisy as Best Picture in 1989 is about Hollywood, racism and how...
Best Picture (redux): 1970s

Best Picture (redux): 1970s

This story is the first in a three-part series called Best Picture (redux), a historical revision of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominees and winners from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The selection of Rocky over Taxi Driver as Best Picture at the 1977 Academy...
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