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…

R.I.P. Lynn Shelton

Mourning the loss of the wonderful Lynn Shelton today, a filmmaker whose work I absolutely loved and has served as a great source of inspiration to me for years. Gone too soon. xx JB

What I Miss (& What I Don’t)

After the great Nora Ephron, a list of what I’m missing most about life before quarantine, and what I’m not missing at all. What I Miss: Travel Movie theaters New movies Film festivals Broadway Starbucks Restaurants My family Listening to audiobooks on the way to work Friends Sweetgreen Walking in the rain My full paycheck…

30-Day Film Challenge

Day 1: Day 2: 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: Day 16: Day 17: Day 18: Day 19: Day 20: Day 21: Day 22: Day 23: Day 24: Day 25: Day 26: Day 27: Day…