Da 5 Bloods

Da 5 Bloods

I finally got around to watching Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and I was deeply impressed. While a part of me questioned the whole digging up the gold story (echoes of Treasure of the Sierra Madre?), the way the film interpolated elements of African-American history (so...
The Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center A trip to Amherst, Mass., allowed us to visit the Yiddish Book Center this afternoon. I remember seeing signs for this place when I lived in Amherst in the early 1980s. My impression was that it was then nothing more than an old barn filled...
To Travel or Not

To Travel or Not

To Travel or Not I am looking forward to a trip to Istanbul, planned for mid-October 2021. And yet we wonder whether travel means exposure to the Delta variant or other variants that might be even more pernicious. A recent episode of NPR’s 1A discussed this...
May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer

May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer

May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer She was a best-selling writer in her day. The toast of the town, who had a Rolls Royce and a driver. Yet she died lonely and forgotten. I discuss her career and her insights in this article in Literary Ladies Guide. Search for: Recent...