Sara Scheiron

Seniors behaving badly

Sweet, funny Young@Heart is no one-trick pony
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REVIEW From the onset, it seems as though a documentary about a choir of seniors behaving badly would be a comical one-trick pony. But because of the involvement of a very savvy choral director and the endlessly unpredictable antics of high-spirited octogenarians, Young@Heart is a sweet, wonderful, harrowing laugh riot from start to finish. Seriously, I didn't laugh this hard at Superbad. Director Stephen Walker also narrates; he's a British expat whose dry delivery is well timed and well chosen. Read more »

Quite an interview: a talk with Judy Stone

The respected journalist dishes her views on film, books, and imbeciles
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"There's no craft. I'm just curious." To which I respond, "Are you sure?" as if this respected journalist could be putting me on. I've just read Judy Stone's new book of interviews, Not Quite a Memoir: Of Films, Books, the World (Silman-James Press). "How do you prepare your questions?" I ask. "I don't," she replies as I stare down at my list of prepared questions. Read more »

CineKink 2007

Education to titillate -- or titillation to educate?
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The simple act of witnessing can transform sex into politics, so it's not hard to see why privacy (like permission) is sacred. The quaint notion of the boudoir is ingrained in most acts of physical intimacy — whether lovers seek haven in the bedroom or take joy in rejecting it. Read more »

Get Crafty!

Save your season with holiday handicrafts
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Each holiday the populace drones out to the local malls in search of appropriate gifts. Not that there's anything wrong with the holiday institutions of bad parking, blasphemy, and Black Friday — they are, after all, our modern manifestations of the holiday spirit — but in the event you like the idea of giving charming gifts handmade with affection and idiosyncrasy, you have an array of clever and affordable online options at your fingertips. Read more »