You may not agree with every observation in Michael Singh’s documentary “Valentino’s Ghost.” But this engrossing examination of American perceptions of Arabs and the Arab world gets you thinking...Mr. Singh’s film scrutinizes the intersection of geopolitics (specifically Western incursions into the Middle East) and Hollywood imagery (which has often reflected Western interests in the region). Viewers are invited to consider history from the Arab perspective, a rare stance in the United States, and Western entertainment from the same angle. via ANDY WEBSTERdebuting this weekend in Los Angeles and NYC.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and primarily supplies Boston with drinking water. The Quabbin Reservoir's Winsor Dam is home to State Police Station C-7, Belchertown; since 2001 additional security measures have been in place to protect Boston's water supply. Exactly one month ago today the Boston Marathon bombings occurred, reminding everyone all over again how horrid humans can be to one another. It is entirely understandable then, when Massachusetts State Police were interested when they spotted a pair of illegally parked cars in the middle of the night at one of the park entrances, indicating the presence of trespassers.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
My mom Barbara and cousin-in-law Kim had long-planned to visit The Fahm in early May; our guests were also interested in doing a little touring in Boston. As a Hotwire devotee, I was tasked with finding lodgings for our sojourn in town. I knew of a lovely chain hotel located somewhat outside the city center that offered free parking and reasonable room rates along with a free shuttle to and from the nearest T stop but after the tragic events at the Boston Matrathon finish line and subsequent city shutdown, I decided to look at other options.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I picked Michele up at Logan after her red-eye flight from Los Angeles last Sunday and we headed off to a Boston-Red-Sox-Game-at-Fenway-Park adventure. Neither of us is a particular Red Sox fan but since Fenway is Fenway, Michele had developed the notion that it was an opportunity for us to share an authentic Bostonian experience. She had three tickets...