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Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Fri, January 17th, 2014
Don’t miss Booklist in Philadephia!
Posted by: Keir Graff

If you read my “Great Reads: The Mean Streets of Philadelphia,” you may be considering changing your travel plans to a destination such as, oh, say, Disney World—but, rest assured, the aisles of the Pennsylvania Convention Center will be 100% free of murder, skulduggery, and the visible effects of a troubling legacy of systemic economic […]


Tue, August 16th, 2011
Reading the Screen: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Posted by: David Pitt

It’s come to my attention that David Fincher, director of such excellent films as The Social Network, Zodiac, and Se7en, is going to be making a movie out of Jules Verne’s 1870 novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This won’t be the first movie, of course. In fact it won’t be the fifth. There  have […]


Tue, June 28th, 2011
Minority Report: Broader Perspectives for Young Black Men
Posted by: Vanessa Bush

With the frenzy of another school year ended, I’ve had the time to reflect on the past year – one where I was fortunate enough to be able to send both my sons abroad. The 8th grader went to Barcelona with his Spanish class, the college senior went to Tanzania in a semester abroad program. […]


Thu, November 4th, 2010
Reading the Screen: 127 Hours Approaches
Posted by: David Pitt

A while back (here, as a matter of fact) I talked about 127 Hours, Danny Boyle’s forthcoming movie about Aron Ralston’s rather unsettling story of courage and survival. The trailer’s online. It’s interesting and tantalizing. Take a look:


Wed, June 16th, 2010
Reading the Screen: Bill Bryson Is a Real Trip
Posted by: David Pitt

I know there have been rumors floating around for a couple of years, but I keep hoping they’re true, and someone really is making a movie out of Bill Bryon’s A Walk in the Woods (1998). Robert Redford is said to be “attached,” and maybe even Barry Levinson too. Get on with it, guys. A […]


Mon, April 19th, 2010
Minority Report: “Sisters” Cross Paths in Congo
Posted by: Vanessa Bush

Despite the grim subject matter, I smiled when I read A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman, when the author, Lisa Shannon wrote of meeting Alice Walker in the Congo when they were both visiting Women for Women International. Weeks before I’d read Walker’s book, Overcoming Speechlessness: […]





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