District 9, or, Another View of Discrimination

I just watched District 9 for the first time two nights ago. When it was over, I wasn’t really sure what to make of it. It had it’s good qualities and it’s bad ones but what was most interesting to me was the reinterpretation of the term “illegal aliens.” I’m totally serious. This is a … Continue reading

In Which There Are Many Questions

I just watched Julie and Julia, with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I have to say, I was very impressed and so happy that a film like that, a film that was probably deemed without a market at first, was able to get the green light. Even more impressive is the fact that the same … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Curious, or Naked

She knocks on the door and waits for an answer. Sweat beads on her palm, on her brow – she has never done this before. Not this, but the other. The more confusing. The more complicated. She’d been invited, been asked here. The other woman, the one with the dark hair, had been so suggestive, … Continue reading

Wicked, or, the Journey to Oz

At the beginning, we are presented with a map of Oz, Emerald City shining at its center like a sparkling green beacon – the dragon clock hangs above the stage, watching us, moving from time to time. This is what I’ve been waiting for since 2005 – I have owned the CD and known all … Continue reading