Daily Archives: 2 October 2014

The Very Busy Life of a Black Republican Woman

I don’t do politics on this blog, but this story is too good, too funny to ignore.


Read the story here.


The Imitation Game — New Trailer

I posted the first trailer for The Imitation Game back in July, and a lot has happened since then.  Although it’s still early days, it looks like The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything will be showing up on a lot of 2014 Best Picture lists.  In addition,  Benedict Cumberbatch’s portayal of Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Stephen Hawking seem to have given them locks on this year’s Best Actor nominations.  (At this point, Redmayne’s the man to beat for the Oscar).

I don’t give much credence to the Oscars or the even sillier Golden Globes, but it’s pleasant to see the great work of two of my favourite actors acknowledged.

The Imitation Game will be released on 21 November 2014.

The Art of Bill FitzGibbons


From the artist’s website

Bill FitzGibbons is a Texas-based sculptor and multi-media artist who uses light to create public art installations.  He’s exhibited throughout the US and Europe.  You can see these and many more of his installations at the link.

The pyro-sculpture above—called “Olaf”, after the historical figure of Olaf the Viking—was part of an English performance piece created in collaboration with the Oxford Dance Group and composer/musician Nick Parkin.


From the artist’s website

This is “Light Channels”, in San Antonio.


From the artist’s website

The “Day Star Archway”, also in San Antonio.

Inherent Vice — First Trailer

Paul Thomas Anderson goes back to the Boogie Nights 70s w/a film version of Thomas Pynchon’s doper/noir novel Inherent Vice.  Anderson, director of Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, and The Master, is always interesting and sometime great.  This could be a trip.

Inherent Vice opens in December 2014.