Monthly Archives: July 2012

NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – The Hat Trick


[SPOILER ALERT: I will attempt to avoid spoilers here but there is a slight chance that I may throw one in so caveat emptor.] In a the forward to his recent book (I am waiting for it to come from … Continue reading

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TV Series: Sherlock S01 (2011) – An Addicting Adaptation


Confession: I have never actually read any of the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I know, what am I thinking, but you can’t read them all right? The BBC started an amazing adaptation of Sherlock set in … Continue reading

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Life During Wartime: Two Moving Testimonies from WWII


[UPDATED AFTER SEVERAL READER COMMENTS - SEE THE LAST PARAGRAPH] Living over here in France, I have run into folks that have lived through events that as an American born in the late 60′s, I have a hard time conceptualizing … Continue reading

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Expo Review: El Greco and the Moderns in Dusseldorf (ending 18 August 2012)


I was working in Germany this week and took advantage of being within striking distance of Dusseldorf to see the current El Greco and the Moderns exhibit. I had previously seen a huge exposition in London in 2004 at the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – Youth and Romance in Rhode Island


I took a short break from SciFi flicks to watch Moonrise Kingdom with my wife last weekend. It is a really quirky film from Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums) with Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, and even Jason … Continue reading

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Travel Notes: The Nantucket Whaling Museum – a MUST!


I had the pleasure of a weekend in Boston recently between two working weeks and decided to go see something original and of which I had heard so much: The Whaling Museum on the island of Nantucket. Now, you may … Continue reading

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Travel and Food: Japan and the art of shabu shabu


Last night, we celebrated a family birthday at a wonderful little tiny Japanese restaurant in Paris called Kiku (56 rue Richet in the 9th – FANTASTIC PLACE). During the dinner, my tablemate and I started chatting about travel and food … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – Umm, did they actually make a worst movie than the original one they were re-making?


Actually, they did. The movie has nearly everything going for it: great actors like Michael Sheen and Dennis Leary, a great actor for Spider-Man in Andrew Garfield, a popular enemy from the comic books in the Lizard, a hottie for … Continue reading

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Les Vignes Buissonières: Adventures in Wine Tasting


I wrote back in 2009 about my first Vignes Buissonnières experience and had the opportunity to repeat the experience on June 10 this year. This time it was held across from Hortus and Pic St Loup in the village/vineyard of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Dark Knight (2008) – No one as bad as Heath


So after having finally watched the first of the new Batman trilogy, I re-watched the epic Dark Knight. I cannot say enough about Heath Ledger’s performance as it was probably the most evil dude on screen ever. The scene where … Continue reading

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