Miscellany #47: 7 August 2015

7 Aug
Show Me A Hero by Lisa Belkin

Show Me A Hero by Lisa Belkin

David Simon’s forthcoming HBO mini series Show Me A Hero is based on Lisa Belkin’s excellent account of the (Yonkers NY) landmark public housing case.

The book/show’s title is taken from an F.Scott Fitzgerald’s incisive aphorism, “Show me a hero and I’ll write ….”

This story may or may not be interesting but the picture

In case you are interested in the Israeli occupied territory of Gaza—here are pictures

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Mont Blanc, Agatha Christie fountain pen

Mont Blanc, Agatha Christie
fountain pen

I own a few fine writing instruments and I still like to handwrite checks so I might use them and retain some small contact with this disappearing craft

Progress? The Chicago Police Department actually worked out an agreement with the ACLU…

BobCat Goldwaith’s film Call Me Lucky, on anti papist Barry Crimmins

Barry Crimmins ,circa 2001 [photo: Robert Birnbaum]

Barry Crimmins ,circa 2001 [photo: Robert Birnbaum]

My 2001 chat with Barry Crimmins

Feets don’t fail

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