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A few years ago, I went to see Judy Blume on her book tour for her latest (and she says last) novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. Town Hall was packed with "women of a certain age" and the room b…
Early in In Viaggio, a Coast Guard radar antenna spins in the night, a stark visual accompanied only by the harrowing audio of desperate migrants pleading for help as their boat sinks off the coast of…
Before seeing All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, I was unfamiliar with photographer Nan Goldin's art but I had heard about her group's activism. In the last few years, as hundreds of thousands of Ameri…
The Uru-eu-wau-wau are an extremely small Indigenous tribe (population about 180) in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. Not contacted by "civilized" folks until the 1980s, they continue to live their li…
Two French volcanologists meet and fall in love in the late 60s, have an explosive and volcanic relationship, both with each other and with the volcanos that they love, and die together at the eruptio…
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I inherently knew who Julia Child was. "I'm Julia Child!" I could warble in my best imitation, just knowing her as the jovial host of cooking shows on PBS. She was right…
The Alpinist introduces us to Marc-André Leclerc, a goofy young man in his 20s who seemingly came out of nowhere to wow the climbing world with his solo ascents of some of the Americas' most challengi…
When Anthony Bourdain died a couple years ago by suicide, I was one of the few people I knew that didn't have a visceral reaction to the news. I knew who he was, of course, in sort of a pop culture wa…
My knowledge of the band Sparks started with the new wave hits “Angst in My Pants” and “Eaten by the Monster of Love” (featured in the 1982 film Valley Girl), and ended with the pop confection “Cool P…
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It spans the multi-talented actress/singer/dancer's illustrious and still thriving career as an EGOT icon, from the well-known public persona to the shoc…
Once upon a time, a group of extraordinarily talented young musicians married traditional Irish music with a punk rock attitude helping to revitalize a wounded Ireland’s international popularity in th…
It is not very often that I have felt a full-body shudder of horror from watching something on screen. But early in the documentary Collective, about the investigation and cover up following the death…