"Between the World and Me", "Cartel Land", "Go Tell a Watchman", "Love & Mercy", "Me, "Mr. Holmes", "Soy Cuba" ("I Am Cuba"), "Spy", "The Precious Ordinary", "When Marnie Was There", Early & the Dying Girl", Ellen's Lens, Ellen's Photos, Harper Lee, John Hersey's "Hiroshima", Kent Haruf, Marilynne Robinson, Movies, National Book Festival, Pico Iyer, Ta-Nehisi Coates
I thought I’d gather in one place a few of the posts you might have missed while you were enjoying the summer.
DC Area Book Lovers – Save the Date: a reminder about the National Book Festival that takes place here next Saturday, Sept. 5.
Why We Travel – Pico Iyer: one travel writers thoughts about why we enjoy travel.
Broadway as You’ve Never Known It: One very good and one terrific musical that are different from the ones you’ve known.
John Hersey’s Hiroshima: The New Yorker’s free on line release of Hersey’s recounting of what happen to six ‘survivors’ of the Atomic explosion.
Three Very Different Films: Mini-reviews of Cartel Land, Mr. Holmes, & Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba).
A Novel & a Memoir: Each Tells a Story Worth Discussing: Mini-reviews of Harper Lee’s Go Tell a Watchman and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me
Japan Through Ellen’s Eye: Photos from a recent trip.
Travels to Japan: On Being Schooled by the Younger Generation: Why it’s sometimes a good idea to listen to our kids.
Movies Movies Movies: Mini-reviews of Spy, When Marnie Was There, Me, Earl & the Dying Girl, and Love & Mercy. Plus, links to eight other films we saw in various film festivals over the past year that have now been released to the public.
Baseball Through Ellen’s Lens: Ellen takes her camera to a baseball game (Red Sox, of course).
Through Ellen’s Lens: A Weekend of Baby Sitting. More on the three grand children.
The Precious Ordinary: Reviewing four books by Kent Haruf.
Summer Fiction Update: Reviewing three by Marilynne Robinson.