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Remember the Night (1940) Directed by Mitchell Leisen No film epitomizes the holiday season like this Preston Sturges-penned tale of a sincere, dignified prosecutor and the light-fingered woman, full of profound charm and an unbridled capability for human understanding, he brings home for Christmas. Though the plot is far-fetched, the tender sentiment of the story and the sound performances from—and the emphatic chemistry between—stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as two Hoosiers who unexpectedly find...
“Poetry,” according to Paul Valéry, “is a separate language, or more specifically, a language within a language.” As with a matryoshka doll, a poem is a deceptive structure with endless possibilities for combination and recombination. While television can lean on visual and musical cues for an audience—flashbacks that flesh out backstory, songs that recur at key moments to reiterate narrative through lines—there are certain depths that only poetry can plumb. In 1975 John Williams...
In the interest of keeping you all up-to-date on our favorite food happenings, here’s a short rundown of local food news from the week. We brought you a tasty first look at Greenpoint's newest seafood joint and market, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster. Looks like Brooklyn Taco and Donna in Williamsburg are making a comeback: The two businesses have teamed up to bring $4 tacos to Donna. Patrons can enjoy everything from a cola-braised pork taco...
A typical back alley in Breezy Point Two parents were arrested in Breezy Point this weekend and charged with 43 counts of "unlawfully dealing with children"—that is, for serving alcohol to minors at their house, a misdemeanor—and 10 counts of endangering a child. Emergency responders brought two of their underage guests to the hospital. I know what you're thinking: gambling? In Casablanca? Minors drinking at home is an old tradition in the private enclave on...