In Imperfect Pairings a woman struggles to find a common language with the man she loves, her business colleagues, the Italian family that embraces her, her own family, and ultimately, herself. How do you survive in a world where everybody is speaking different languages? When I was in business school I gave a speech promoting […]Read More >>
What movie is your life like?
In Bangkok some years ago, my husband and I went to see a movie at the Emporium, a modern US-style mall, housed in a slick skyscraper on Sukhumvit Road near where the old Chokchai Steakhouse used to be. Before the movie began, instead of previews, the Thai National Anthem started playing along with a montage […]Read More >>
Barbra. We all know her. She is now in a film with Seth Rogen, which I have not seen, and may not see. For I want to remember Barbra in Funny Girl and The Way The Way We Were, movies I saw as a girl and that left me with dreams of someday being Ziegfeld’s […]Read More >>
This is how it deteriorates. It’s the Holidays, one; you’re with family, two; these crazy, adorable people you grew up with. You are trying to rouse a contingent to venture out and see Django Unchained, Tarantino’s new flick. Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2 are both chapters in REEL LIFE, so it’s a must see, […]Read More >>
What’s the perfect antidote to any holiday family gathering? It’s something my siblings and I figured out a long time ago, in our teens: go to the movies. Or it used to be that way. We could either all sit around at home trying to get along, or we could sit silently in a megaplex […]Read More >>