Edith Piaf

Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With ‘Inception’?
July 21, 2010

There are plenty of moments in its 150 minutes when Inception is flying in mid-air, uncertain whether there is a safety net or a parachute of coherent plot to explain its entire exhilarating enterprise. Don’t ask to have its theory of dreaming spelled out in foolproof detail, just know that the age-old love affair between dreaming and the movies has been reasserted. Above all, treasure the film’s serene lack of exhausting violence or ingenious cruelty.

Do You Remember Edith Piaf?
July 20, 2007

Do you recall Edith Piaf? Some of you do. Some of you don't. Edith Piaf was one of the tragic-magical chanteuses of the last mid-century. I heard her, saw her at the Copacobana after a high school prom. I remember her words, I remember her voice, I remember her affect, her drama, even her loves.