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More Christmas Cheer . . . or Something . . . Peter Capaldi's Oscar-winning film

I haven’t seen this yet, but I’m definitely planning on it over the holidays.  Peter Capaldi is the first Doctor to have actually won an Oscar (though of course John Hurt’s been nominated twice and won numerous other awards in a long and illustrious career), though it wasn’t for acting — in 1994, he wrote, directed, and produced a short called “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life” (as opposed to Frank Capra’s version), starring Richard E Grant.   89 more words

Doctor Who

Words That Make My Heart Go Boom -- Part 3

I know I’ve been absent lately. I’m okay. I caught some sort of bug that’s been going around, and I still have moments where I feel my entire world has been turned upside down. 26 more words

Thoughts And Happenings

Letter Six, 12-16-2014

Letter Six
December 16, 2014

Dearest Muse’o’mine,

I’ve noticed your affinity for Shakespeare–like, how you always want me to start with Hamlet for inspiration. No offense or anything, but it’s been done before and will be done again, just not by me. 36 more words


M-34 and Cloud of Fools’ ALL THAT DIES AND RISES - Review

All That Dies And Rises, now playing at the IATI Theater, is a collection of vignettes based on the writings of August Strindberg, Franz Kafka, Gertrude Stein, and Charles Bukowski. 348 more words


On Kafka and Bartleby

“If for many years, much of the reading public saw Kafka as a kind of cousin of Bartleby—if we were most swayed, say, by his never finishing his novels, or by his talk of ghosts and the unbearability of everything—it now seems hard not to see that although Kafka truly was a Bartleby-kin, he was at the same time just as much Bartleby’s well-intentioned, overwhelmed, frustrated boss.”

—Rivka Galchen (x)