Archive for March, 2008

Susan McKeown in Schenectady, NY

by Michael on Friday, March 14th, 2008

Last Saturday, Jenn and I headed up to Schenectady, NY to see Susan McKeown perform as part of the Eighth Step series of concerts presented at 440 Upstairs, part of the Proctors Theater complex. I hadn’t seen Susan perform since her show last March at MassMoCA, and this time around it was going to be […]

Books for January and February

by Michael on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Hopefully posting about books every couple of months will work out better than the once a year method. Heart of Stone (The Negotiator Trilogy, Book 1) by C.E. Murphy [3.5/5] I liked a lot of things about this one, including the world-building and Catie’s prose. I wasn’t as fond of the occasional parts of the […]

February movies

by Michael on Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Philadelphia Story [4/5] [Amazon] At times things didn’t flow along as smoothly as they might have, but there was lots of good banter, and a cast that featured Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart, so it’s a classic that’s worth seeing. Paris, Je T’aime [4/5] [Amazon] A collection of 18 short films (you […]

February Books

by Jennifer on Monday, March 10th, 2008

Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles edited by Shanna Caughey : I found this an uneven collection of essays. Some of them were extremely intelligent and argued well (regardless of whether I personally agreed with their premise). Others seemed almost superficial. Still, it was interesting to see the various opinions. […]

Lúnasa at The Iron Horse

by Michael on Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

After having seen Altan there just last week, Jenn and I travelled up to The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA again last night, this time to catch a performance by the always amazing Lúnasa. You’d almost think that St. Patrick’s Day was coming up soon! We were joined for the show by our […]