You may recall Inspector Clouseau's (Peter Sellers) disappointing experience at the entrance of a hotel in Switzerland. He is met by a man who asks, "May I have your coat?" to which Clouseau replies by removing and handing the man his coat. This sequence continues with, "May I have your gloves, ... your hat, ... your scarf, ... etc.?" to which Clouseau responds by removing and handingRead more
Nancy and I go to a movie at our local Malco Theatre about once a year. (I don't need to tell you why once a year.)
Our selection for 2014 is The Monuments Men. It has been panned as an unfocused series of tenuously related vignettes, a mediocre rendition of an ill-defined plot, a film released in mid-February because it does not merit prime season screen space.
Yesterday at the Dixon Art Gallery in Memphis, I was especially impressed by a painting from the hand of Jered Small. The Good Samaritan (2012), is a sizeable painting, about 36 x 48 inches, and occupies a place of prominence in the Dixon's temporary "Ashe to Amen" exhibit: works by Afro-American artists evoking the unique interaction of black Americans with Bible-and-church during their long march from slaveryRead more