Lee Child’s Latest Reacher Outing is More Screenplay than Book

I’ve read or listened to all 23 of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. So I guess you could mark me down as a died-in-the-wool fan. But Night School, the latest Reacher outing — even when superbly read by Dick Hill — … Continue reading

Sonia Purnell’s Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill is a big book (448 pages or 14 CDs) overflowing with the juicy details of life in the upper class Churchill household. Clementine the Great Purnell’s Clementine looms larger and more remarkable than the … Continue reading

FDR’s Comeback from Polio

I just finished listening to James Tobin’s The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency. Charles Constant narrated the unabridged Tantor edition. Tobin is an award-winning writer and irreverent historian. He takes us from the day … Continue reading

George Washington’s Secret Six: A Good Read But Flawed

Brian Kilmeade’s latest book, George Washington’s Secret Six, tells the story of the Culper Spy Ring. Operating between New York City and Long Island, the ring helped shorten the odds for the underdog Patriots. Without the ring, the American Revolution … Continue reading

Paul Strand at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Paul Strand exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a big deal in many ways. The exhibit, which opened October 21, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015, includes 2 films and over 250 photographs. It also includes … Continue reading

The Shelburne Museum in Vermont: A Must-See

The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vermont resists comparison. The eclectic creation of Electra Havemeyer Webb, it is like no other. Like the Barnes in Philadelphia, it includes a splendid collection of Impressionist art. But it also owns Rembrandts, American paintings, … Continue reading

Windjammer Restaurant So Burlington VT — A Tasty Treat

We liked lunch at the Windjammer Restaurant in South Burlington VT so much, we returned the same day for dinner. The food was fresh, most from local sources, well-prepared and appetizing. The menu features salads, including a tasty salad bar, … Continue reading

Hopper Illustrations at the Rockwell

The Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA is much improved since our last visit about 10 years ago. More parking, more attractive landscaping, and best of all, a new building. All to the good. While it’s always nice to visit with … Continue reading

Garry Winogrand Retrospective at the Met

The Garry Winogrand exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art runs through September 21, 2014. It displays over 175 black & white photographs. Most are from New York City during the 60’s and 70’s. Others are from Chicago and other … Continue reading

Lewis Hine Exhibit at Eastman House

The Lewis Hine exhibition at the George Eastman House in Rochester runs through September 7, 2014. The fifth and final stop of an international tour, it displays over 150 original prints owned by Eastman house. Catch it if you can. … Continue reading