Spotlight

Director: Tom McCarthy. Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery. Distributor: Open Road Films. Film length: 2:08. Release date: November 6, 2015.

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Rachel McAdams in Spotlight

I believe I’ve seen the best movie of the year yesterday afternoon. It was “Spotlight” and the script for this film was just about perfect! Continue reading “Spotlight”

Book Article about Dalton Trumbo

About twenty years ago I wrote an entry for The Political Companion to American Film. It was about Dalton Trumbo. Now that the new film Trumbo is out, I thought it might still be relevant today.

Dalton Trumbo
Dalton Trumbo

About twenty years ago I wrote an entry for The Political Companion to American Film. It was about Dalton Trumbo. Now that the new film Trumbo is out, I thought it might still be relevant today. Enjoy! Continue reading “Book Article about Dalton Trumbo”

Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish Perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston

Dawn Upshaw

Winner of five previous Grammy awards and a rare MacArthur genius award, Dawn Upshaw is one of the great contemporary sopranos of the world. I was so excited to hear her sing for the first time at Jordan Hall, an exquisite concert space. Continue reading “Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish Perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston”

Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings

New release of vintage Monk.

Monk: The Riverside Recordings
Monk: The Riverside Recordings

MONK = The Complete Riverside Recordings – Thelonious Monk, piano/ Charlie Rouse, saxophone/ Art Blakey, drums/ John Coltrane, saxophone/ Sonny Rollins, saxophone/ Coleman Hawkins, saxophone/ Gerry Mulligan, saxophone & clarinet/ Max Roach, drums/ Clark Terry, trumpet/ Thad Jones, trumpet/ Johnny Griffin, saxophone/ Wilbur Ware, bass – Riverside 888072360020, About 16 hours – (Re-release from 1986; Distr. by Concord Music) (15-CD set) [5/18/15] ***** Continue reading “Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings”

Review of PhotoZoom Pro 4: Enhance the Photographs They Give You

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Photozoom

Quite often these days, clients will ask a ghostwriter to include photographs or drawings to accompany the text being written. More likely than not, these graphics are supplied by the client. Can you guess what shape they will be in? Continue reading “Review of PhotoZoom Pro 4: Enhance the Photographs They Give You”

New Client? Make Sure They Know What They’re Getting Into

A local businessperson contacted me recently. He’d heard about me from work I’d done on a local board of trade a few years before. He was asked to deliver a 20-minute speech by a trade organization he was a member of. They wanted him to provide his take on new developments in his industry.

He was clearly terrified. Continue reading “New Client? Make Sure They Know What They’re Getting Into”