Author Archives: sheila

The Books: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing; “Duplicity: The jekyll hand, the hyde hand, and the slippery double: Why there are always two”, by Margaret Atwood

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing, a … Continue reading

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“New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up but the Battery’s down.”

On the Town, for real. This photo above was just the tail-end of a much larger group. 7:30 p.m., last night, headed out onto 42nd Street. Thank you all for your service. It’s always so good to have you all … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Margaret Wise Brown

Born in 1910, Margaret Wise Brown always wanted to be a writer, but her journey towards the phenomenal, almost unprecedented success she eventually achieved, was a bit sideways. She went into education, she was always interested in children’s books, and … Continue reading

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Love at First Fight (2015)

Don’t let the bad title stop you from seeing it. The French title is much better: Les Combatants. This is a French rom-com. I really really liked it. My review of Love at First Fight is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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The Books: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing; “Orientation: Who do you think you are? What is ‘a writer,’ and how did I become one?”, by Margaret Atoowd

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing, a … Continue reading

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Bye, David Letterman

Before the (relatively) early-morning screening I was attending this morning, I swung by Caroline’s Comedy Club. Just to see. I knew there would be something there, some sign, some acknowledgement, and there was. Caroline’s is only a couple of blocks … Continue reading

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My Favorite Week in New York City

Fleet Week! We are overrun with sailors. I look forward to it every year and there were a couple of years when I worked in a building on the waterfront when I got to see all the ships come up … Continue reading

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Supernatural Season 10, Episode The End, Open Thread

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The Books: Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery; ‘The Semiotics of Sex,’ by Jeanette Winterson

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery, a collection … Continue reading

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Beautiful Isolation

Memorial Day will bring on the real summer beach season. I was at the beach this past weekend and it was beautiful, and misty, and nearly empty. It’s also still quite chilly, the air anyway, and the only people in … Continue reading

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