Selma and the Case Against the Oscars

I’m a 53 year old white guy living in one of the most diverse zip codes in the country. 98118. I love this zip code. I love the people in it. I love that, for the most part, we live harmoniously among each other despite our differences, despite our country’s lack of tolerance for diversity […]

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

I just saw Winter’s Tale, the film adaptation by Akiva Goldsman. While it was a huge disappointment as a film, despite Caleb Deschanel’s gorgeous cinematography and terrific acting, I found myself finding touch points to remember the novel. Winter’s Tale, by Mark Helprin is a classic novel published in 1983. Filled with magical realism, great […]