. . . about a girl and an Evinrude. Click on the image to enlarge.
Frame from John Ford’s Rio Grande, shot on the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Myself in more or less the same location a couple of years ago, photographed by Paul Zahl.. Click on the images to enlarge.
. . . at the dark end of the street. Hugh McCarten stars in the newest Noir Bars: New York offering from Majestic Micro Movies — a series of extremely short tales of lost souls in desolate bars on the … Continue reading
Preliminary reports are not encouraging . . . [Image courtesy of ASIFA—Hollywood Animation Archive]
Paul Zahl (of The Zahl File) offers another meditation on an extraordinary bit of American culture from days gone by, the T. V. series One Step Beyond. If you don't remember it, or never saw it, Paul suggests that you … Continue reading
[Photo © 2009 Tristan Forward] Tristan, over at the new emotional blackmailer's handbook, continues to post his lovely photographs of lovely things — and what could be lovelier than the pint glass above, sitting on a table in a … Continue reading
Last month I started off on a road trip with my sister Lee and her two kids, Nora and Harry, down the length of the Baja California peninsula. It was a journey of great adventures but surprisingly easy and trouble-free, … Continue reading
This is the live album, Before the Flood, culled from Bob Dylan’s 1974 tour with The Band. The tour doesn’t have a high reputation among Dylan fans, musically speaking — for some reason Dylan decided to spit out all the lyrics … Continue reading
When we first moved to New York my friend Lang Clay had access to a small courtyard in the building where he lived, where he set up a badminton net. We wiled away many hours playing badminton there. Eventually Lang … Continue reading
Reading Ron Chernow’s magnificent biography of George Washington, I find myself getting emotional over the example of the men who led The American Revolution. They weren’t perfect by any means. They were motivated by economic self-interest as much as by … Continue reading
I just want her to know I’m there for her, if she needs me, when she needs me. Click on the image to enlarge.
Well, new to me, at any rate — it was actually published a year ago at Buddies In the Saddle, the blog of Western enthusiast and scholar Ron Scheer, who has recently published the first volume in his study of … Continue reading
In their motion to dismiss the indictment against him, Rick Perry’s lawyers (above) made a curious legal argument. They said that Perry had an absolute legal right under the Texas Constitution to veto funding, or threaten to veto funding, and … Continue reading