The Friday Film – Death Proof

Whenever I discuss his films with other people, they always say that this is their least favourite. Or worse, they just haven’t seen it! Continue reading The Friday Film – Death Proof

5 Days of Short Stories. 5: Lighter Than You Think by Nelson S. Bond

Our final short story is Nelson Slade Bond’s (1908-2006) Lighter Than You Think. lighter than you think by NELSON BOND SOME JOKER in the dear, dead days now virtually beyond recall won two-bit immortality by declaring that, “What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar.” Which is, of course, Victorian malarkey. What this country really … Continue reading 5 Days of Short Stories. 5: Lighter Than You Think by Nelson S. Bond

The Wednesday Painting – Frieda and Diego Rivera (1931) by Frieda Kahlo

Kahlo This week’s Wednesday painting is Mexican painter Frieda Kahlo’s Frieda and Diego Rivera. Medium: oil on canvas Dimensions: 39 3/8 in. x 31 in. (100.01 cm x 78.74 cm) “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” —Frida Kahlo Initially Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was the big … Continue reading The Wednesday Painting – Frieda and Diego Rivera (1931) by Frieda Kahlo