Tuesday, June 30, 2015
From the first moments of 1947's Possessed, Joan Crawford sketches a character different from, deeper than, and profoundly stranger than any I've seen her play in what was even then her two decades on screen.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Rings on a nightstand, Cairo, 2008
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were."
- Obergefell v. Hodges
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Even though, alas, I have returned to the grindstone (mostly - I still sneak home for the occasional nap; I'm finding that a wan expression and a faraway look can get me almost anything I want, now that I'm an Established Invalid), I don't want you to think I've given up all the habits of leisure that I enjoyed this spring. For example, I've just finished doing something I rarely do, reading a recently published book.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Here to celebrate this festive day we have an old familiar number in what I imagine is a rather unfamiliar setting. As Mr. Cole Porter rolls in his grave, the one and only Miss Violetta Villas and her Double-Knit Dancers give us their interpretation of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy."
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Well, I've certainly been wasting more than enough time on the strange saga of Rachel Doležal,* that Jenny Stewart for the Post-Modern century.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Yes, it's two cute boys singing a ukelele-based cover of the Monkees' immortal "Daydream Believer." Just in case you don't think we're up on all the hipster trends here at the Café.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Here's a little treat for what is, at least here in Our Nation's Capital, a gray but rather pleasant summer Sunday. I can't think of a more refreshing way to spend eleven minutes or so, at least not in mixed company...
Monday, June 1, 2015
This little gem has been making the rounds lately, so I can make no claims to originality in featuring it; it's just that it is, after all, the first of this lovely month, and it makes me laugh like few other clips.