Monthly Archives for: May, 2013

Persistence Of The American Pastime

Tonight, feeling in the spirit of spring and at a loss for something to watch over dinner I decided to revisit the Ken Burns’s Baseball. I evaluated my mood and chose my favorite “inning,” the one covering the 1960s.In a world of upheaval, the game finds itself evolving quickly, transforming in a few short years […] 

Preparing For Departure

In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2010 film, Biutiful, modern Barcelona is anything but the romantic city Americans envision or visit as tourists. The city decays as the dying Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a small-time hustler with the power to speak to the dead, tries to glean an existence for himself and his family. Iñárritu has chosen to […]