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Archive - Feb 4, 2011

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Beautiful People

I’m sure this book has received one too many comparisons to Running With Scissors, so I’ll leave that alone.

Simon Doonan’s memoir is witty, fey and downright depressing. He paints a dreary English landscape in contrast to the glitzy lives of the beautiful people, one of whom he longs to be. Now that the BBC has aired a new series based on this book, methinks he has arrived.

Cairo Time

Patricia Clarkson

I can’t believe I’m about to trash a Christine Vachon vehicle for Patricia Clarkson. Vachon is high up on my idol list and I could watch Clarkson for hours with the sound off.

However, Cairo Time, while providing the scenery without dialogue, had as its backdrop a culture I find repugnant. The whole thing skeezed me out.