Monthly Archives: October 2011

Twenty favorite films: Watching Caché, again

~~Winter is here, for sure.  Time to watch those favorite movies again, as the long nights spread their white blanket over us all.  And so I begin with one of my very favorites, Peter Haneke’s Caché–an unlikely candidate given its … Continue reading

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First loves: The theatre, the streets

On Tuesday, only hours before the infamous police raid,  I was at Occupy Boston, in Dewey Square in our city’s bustling, towering financial district. There were tents and speakers and music and posters; I even caught sight of an activist–that’s … Continue reading

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Mourning François Abu Salem

I did not know François Abu Salem; I had not seen his stage work–as actor and director in the Al-Hakawati Theater Company which later evolved into the Palestine National Theater. I found out about his death by accident two days … Continue reading

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Small joys: vanishing peaches

Our summer is coming to an end; the peaches are making their quiet exit from the farm stands and the farmers’ markets and the grocery stores.  The other day, at my local Whole Foods, I looked in vain for white … Continue reading

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