The Return of Garp
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Defiance (2008) Ė Film Review
Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber are amazing as two of four brothers who heroically rescue and protect Jews in WWII in the forests of Belarus. This is based on a little known and true story, set in Eastern Europe, directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai). He knows how to engage forceful battle scenes. Defiance is a grainy and sometimes brutal military engagement set in the dense forest, that is rainy, cold, wintry and beautiful in springtime green. The main characters have mud and blood on their face throughout the film, (yet Craig still looks good).
The vastly underrated Liev...
Unity Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, January 18, 2009
In the Name of Love Today, I was one of a half-million who braved the cold on the Capitol mall grounds to hear music and speakers honoring the President Elect, Barak Obama. I really don't like crowds or cold weather, but I wanted to endure these obstacles for a chance to be a part of history and to see U2 live. Mostly I went for my daughter Ariel, because it was very important to her and she was unable to make the trip. The performers took stage on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the crowds hugged the sides of the reflection pool all the way back to the Washington...
For a Good Cause
Last Spring I attended a celebrity tennis charity event at the Fitzgerald Center in Washington D.C. I am neither a celebrity, nor big on charity, but someone gave me an invite and since it was for a good cause, of which I canít seem to remember, I decided to go as I had nothing better to do. I figured I might as well go and hit some pansy balls with some government photo-op seekers and local tennis stalkers as a warm-up for a later, evening match with some real tennis players (middle age hackers from Northern Virginia USTA).
It was a pretty laid back affair, with snacks, a few...