Postcards From The Edge: Quarantine Randomness

Every Friday night for the last couple of months, a friend of my boyfriend’s roomate’s has been organizing a (very well-produced) Zoom trivia night, in which 10-20 teams answer questions from various categories. I love trivia, and I’m very competitive, so for the most part it’s been a fun distraction. Of the teams who usually…

All-Time Favorite Actresses, Vol. XXX

Ellen Barkin Jillian Bell Connie Britton Veanne Cox Natasia Demetriou Fran Drescher America Ferrara Louise Fletcher Christine Lahti Debra Mooney Rita Moreno Hayden Panettiere Amy Schumer Amy Sedaris Jean Simmons Leelee Sobieski Sarah Steele Amber Tamblyn Lili Taylor Samara Weaving Alison Wright xx JB

Living In America

I’ve already been in a state of near debilitating catatonia for at least the past couple of weeks over the state of the world right now, and the events of the last few days have only exacerbated these feelings, so I really don’t have the energy to say or write or even begin to coherently…

Viewing Diary, May 2020

Film: The Player 3 Women The Half of It The Hudsucker Proxy Ninotchka The Talk of the Town Only Angels Have Wings A Secret Love Full Metal Jacket Willow Solo Despicable Me Bee Movie Tomboy Hero How To Build A Girl On A Magical Night Pal Joey Down in the Delta Everyone Else Dolores Claiborne…

Chromatica: Reviewed

A terrifically successful pop/dance album, full stop, but lacking the kind of power, emotion and gravitas I personally want from Gaga. All in all, very good for what it is. But what it is is not especially meaningful or memorable in any way, and certainly not what I was hoping for. I enjoyed it, but…

The Men Who Fought The War

R.I.P. Larry Kramer, whose work has challenged, frustrated and inspired me, and whose voice galvanized and spoke for an entire generation. Another tragic loss in 2020. “I belong to a culture that includes Proust, Henry James, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Marlowe, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville,…

In My Own Little Corner

As a practical misanthrope, I’m very much a homebody and in that sense, quarantine has been less traumatic for me than for many others. I like to be at home, and so have put a lot of effort into creating a home I love out of the tiny New York apartment I pay far too…

Take Me To The World

For me, the most difficult part of COVID has been the moratorium it’s put on travel for the foreseeable future. Travel is such an important part of my life, in more ways than one, and not having it to ground me, to give structure to my life and to look forward to has been really…

30-Day TV Show Challenge

Day 1: Day 2: Shows More People Should Have Watched: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8: Day 9: Day 10: Day 11: Day 12: Day 13: Day 14: Day 15: Just a few . . . Day 16: Day 17: Day 18: Day 19: Day 20: Day 21: Day…