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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hearing “Carly’s Voice”

February 4, 2015, 12:40 pm

Last week I mentioned something I liked about the book Carly’s Voice, written by Arthur Fleischmann with his autistic daughter Carly Fleischmann. This week, before leaving the topic entirely, I feel I should provide a more complete book review. My wife and I have read several – what should I call them? – autism memoirs, and Carly’s Voice is by far my wife’s favorite. I think that’s partly because both father and daughter are excellent, waste-no-words writers, and partly because,
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The Grand Budapest Dating Strategies

February 2, 2015, 11:55 am

With The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson has moved himself from the ranks of the scrappy, fight-for-every-dollar, critically beloved filmmakers of Hollywood – the likes of Todd Solodnz and Harmony Korine – and into the auteur A-list. It’s the box office ($175 million worldwide) and the Oscar nominations, including Best Picture; from now on every film he makes will be promoted as “From the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel.” In the year since it was released, writers have done
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