Kingdom Animalia

April 4, 2013

for JSA April 4, 1947 – May 16, 2011 Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay When I get the call about my brother, I’m on a stopped train leaving town & the news packs into me—freight— though it’s him on the other end now, saying finefine— Forfeit my eyes, I want to turn away from the […]

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How We Lived On It (55) – La chanson d’hélène

November 10, 2012

. If you have missed it, my retrospective on the artistry of French filmmaker Claude Sautet appears in the current issue of Senses of Cinema. During Sautet’s 1970s peak, his female muse was Austrian actress Romy Schneider, who appeared memorably in five of his films, winning France’s Cesar Award for best actress for the 1978 […]

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How We Lived on It (44) – Unravel

November 12, 2011

. Today is the birthday of my Jewel, from whom, for a while, I was apart. Related articles The Privilege of Being Here ( Born on This Day ( Jazz Is: 31 – Freedom Day ( How We Lived on It (38) – Amen, Brother ( How We Lived on It (37) – “Knoxville: Summer […]

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In Memoriam

May 23, 2011

Jeffrey Steven Adler My Brother 1947-2011 (from my eulogy for Jeff, May 20, 2011) Jeff was my older brother, my big brother. My brother. Those are almost sacred words to me. A brother, in the truest sense of the word, both about the blood and beyond it, is a stalwart friend beyond compare. That’s what […]

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