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Many years ago, my friends Andrea and Lalo introduced me to the works of Caleb Carr, a historian and author who caught my attention with his work of historical fiction, The Alienist. Apparently, Carr has wanted to turn this book into a film or movie, and in January 2018, he’ll finally have his wish granted.
I only hope they stick to the book as much as possible.
Expect a fair amount of Christmas music over the next month. Not a flood, but enough. Having two charmers like David Bowie and Bing Crosby launch the festivities should set off a pleasant holiday season.
Youtube provides some of the most amazing treasures…
For those of you who are comfortable with Castilian Spanish, this is the final interview conducted by Argentine fabulist Jorge Luis Borges. The host, Raul Burzaco, completed this for ATC Studios in June of 1985. Two legends speaking.
Anyone who grew up in a Spanish-speaking household will be very familiar with Sábado Gigante, and its ringleader, Don Francisco. It was the be-all and end-all of Latin American variety shows, and it spawned countless cheesy imitators.
The king has given up his throne. 53 years of fun and silliness will always be appreciated.
The Hollywood Reporter has more on the end of an era here.
Not a true wiki, but a place to house links. If you’re an interesting net-label or a radically interesting band, film-maker or writer who wishes to be archived here, let me know.
As a teenager, I was mesmerized by The Twilight Zone. I would spend time with my grandparents watching TV, and we were hooked at Rod Serling’s daily morality play. A poster on Tumblr linked this video, and I thought it would be a good one to share.
It’s only a shame that I was too knocked out to enjoy it this year.
This video sums up precisely the raison d’etre of this website and blog. William F. Buckley, Jr., intellectual giant of the Conservative movement, interviewing perhaps the most important write of the 20th Century (at least in my estimation), Jorge Luis Borges. One couldn’t ask for a better pairing.