Category Archives: Newsletter

August Newsletter: On Close Encounters of Every Kind

Diving into Philip Glass’ Words without Music, reliving the 1980s through film soundtracks and musing on close encounters of every kind. Read More

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July Newsletter: Cretan Cicadas and the Sound of Summer

The humming of cicadas, it’s the sound of summer in Crete, and once you’ve experienced it, it can become the sound of every summer. The continuous noise that comes from the trees that carpet the rolling Cretan hills and interrupts the serenity of the noon is a soothing reminder that you are in the midst of summer. Read More

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June Newsletter: Desperately Seeking Cindy…

June newsletter: Desperately Seeking Cindy…or Charlotte… This month’s thoughtful recommendations for a well-cultured life. Read More

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May Newsletter: On Watching

    Photos: Classiq Journal     I used to say that classic films should be made more available to audiences. Now I am inclined to take my words back. So many films are now available and so many people … Read More

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April Newsletter: On Authenticity. In Films and Real Life

It’s refreshing to read someone say what he thinks without restraint. It’s a joy to read a great artist. Woody Allen’s Apropos of Nothing is hilarious and irreverent, full of amusing quips and snide remarks, like his best scripts. It’s been a long time since I enjoyed an autobiography so thoroughly. A lot has to do with his brilliant writing and self-deprecating humour, of course, but most of all with his honesty and authenticity. Read More

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