- The best movie trailers of 2021. (A.V. Club)
- “I Was Adopted. I Know the Trauma it can Inflict.” This piece is a very smart response to Amy Coney Barrett’s very ignorant statements regarding how pregnant women don’t need abortion because they can always just put their babies up for adoption. (NY Times)
- A delightful chat with Mel Brooks, 95, who has a new memoir out. (NPR)
- On Everything is Fine this week, Jenn and I are talking about getting through—and maybe even enjoying?—the holidays. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
- This animated doc, about the hunt for war criminal Adolf Eichmann, is quite haunting. (Kottke)
- Relatedly, this story—of the secret dark history of L’Oreal—is chilling.
- Here’s your rabbit hole of the day: The 101 best NYC movies. (Vulture)
- Is the millennial aesthetic officially dead? (Curbed)
- What Hollywood and Covid have done to women’s faces. (Vogue)
I wanted to read the story about the millennial aesthetic but it’s behind a paywall.
I am more or less behind the paywall with the movies list – tell me, was ‘Addicted to Love” on it? That’s one of my favorite lesser-hyped rom coms.
No, it wasn’t on the list.
What an inconsiderate comment. Not all adoption scenarios are the same. If adoption touches you and yours and there is/was no “trauma,” great – lucky you (and me, actually!) If adoption doesn’t apply to you or yours, STFU.
I love the movie trailers! I’ve seen some of them, but now I’ve got a whole bunch more on my “want to see” list!
I saw Bonnie Hammer on Today and she looks great!
From my seat way up in the bleachers, I am not sure that it isn’t these new camera technologies which are causing some, or many, to panic and run off to get plastic surgery. I feel that often, cameras in fact make people look much worse than they actually look. And as a consumer, I don’t need to see up somebody’s nostril. I think most of the people I know look just fine – perhaps because I like them? … … … Also, we are just like other animals – we compete on the basis of whose red cap is most appealing (like with birds). Adding surgery was perhaps akin to the bomb? At some point, it will become genetically disadvantageous and maybe that is when it will stop? (If ever.) … … … Finally, as women, I think we could be doing more to build our solidarity and economic power. And no one could stop us from doing it, so why don’t we? That would ease a lot of these fears, which I must say are completely grounded in the reality of our “safety” net. And the left is getting into its usual circle. Don’t we owe the youngsters a bit more?
WSS was already at the top of my list – so much so that I am tempted to venture into an actual theatre to see it – but now I just want to watch lots of movies. (I really enjoyed Shiva Baby but haven’t seen any of the others featured in the first link – yet.)
The 1961 West Side Story film is on tcm today – 5:00 PST. I am not a big musical lover but I do like to enable.
Makes for a perfect Friday night!
So this is a link to the obit of one of the agents who captured Eichmann. His sister and several of his family were murdered in the Holocaust. He wasn’t allowed to speak of his role to anyone because of security reasons, but on his mother’s deathbed, he told her, and said he had avenged his sister and her daughter. It’s very moving, have a look https://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/03/obituaries/peter-zvi-malkin-israeli-agent-who-captured-adolf-eichmann-dies.html
NPR says Wester Kentucky Red Cross is taking donations and 100% of the amount donated is going to help those affected by the tornado(s). (this has nothing to do with my previous post––I was just scrolling around looking at the devastation online and saw the Red Cross info)
On EIF y’all had a brief discussion of what to gift a man/boyfriend/husband for the holidays and also what to say to people who ask you what gift you want. I’ve no doubt mentioned this before on this blog, but citing my elderly age I’ll repeat myself––I love making donations to organizations in someones name as a gift. Everyone wins. The organization, the person you’re gifting (particularly those who don’t need another single physical item) and your own heart. Once my kids reached their twenties I began including donations in their names as part of their xmas. Now that’s all they receive. I ask them for specific organizations––my son’s is usually a food bank/soup kitchen etc.––my daughter’s is always an animal rescue group. It’s a quiet thoughtful gift and can fit any budget.
I love this CW…
kim! would live to hear your and jenn’s take on the new sex and city reboot.