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  • A cat, a marriage, and relationships

    A friend of mine lost her roommate's cat a few years ago. Her roommate was out of town, and my friend was caring for the animal. The cat was allowed out for a bit in the evenings, behind their complex. One night, my friend forgot to let him back in. In the morning, he didn't respond to her calls, so she called me. I suggested she look carefully in the backyard and the surrounding yards.
  • Manny Farber: A film critic not in awe of Hollywood

    Manny Farber: A film critic not in awe of Hollywood
    Farber on Film The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber Edited by Robert Polito Library of America: 824 pp., $40 At this year's Academy Awards, the most incongruous moment came during the "In Memoriam" roll call. Among the distinguished deceased...

    From the Vaults: 'Cat People' (1942)

     
    I really didn't plan a cat theme, but someone mentioned this movie a few months ago and I thought "hm, if I ever ditch the idea of sticking to movies from specific years, I will have to write about that...