The Girls Are Back In Town

At LONG last, new music from my all-time favorite girl group, The Dixie Chicks, and my current favorite girl group, HAIM, and it’s GOOD. Happy Wednesday to me. xx JB

If Heaven Exists

James Lipton’s passing today marks the true end of an era. I was obsessed with Inside the Actor’s Studio as a teenager–I watched every episode I could find access to, and learned a lot about movies and life from the guests, but also from Mr. Lipton himself. He was a class act, and will be…

You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.

Happy birthday today to a true original, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel , who delighted and inspired me as a child with his whimsy and his wisdom and his boundless, colorful imagination. I still think of some of his words and images often, and always fondly. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your…

All-Time Favorite Actresses, Vol. XXVII

Samantha Barks Jennifer Beals Maria Bello Sandra Bernhard Alexis Bledel Lynn Cohen Lily Collins Ruby Dee Renée Elise Goldsberry  Melanie Griffith Mary Gross Zoë Kravitz Sophia Lillis Kathleen Quinlan Amanda Seyfried Anika Noni Rose Holland Taylor Nia Vardalos Lisa Ann Walter Kerry Washington Lauren Weedman xx JB

What I’m Watching: February 2020

The Outsider I mean, it’s okay. Well-cast and well-acted and not BAD, starts out strong but started to lose me when the supernatural elements ramp up. Anne With An E Not great, but familiar, watchable comfort food. Special Trash. Tales Of The City (1993) A wonderful world to revisit. Tales Of The City (2019) Watchmen…

Criterion Flash Sale!

I own several thousand DVDS, but my few criterion editions are definitely the jewels of the collection. I often spend more than I should on their flash sales, and today was no exception. But, whatever. My current collection after today: xx JB