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A punch for an Oscars party: Boston Club Punch

This is the punch for my Oscars party this year, derived from David Wondrich’s wonderful book Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl Hardcover. As he notes, it is “fearsomely complex” to make. But wonderful. The recipe below … Continue reading

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Scorpion Bowl punch.

At our annual Oscars party this year … I was nowhere to be found. A snowstorm in Colorado grounded my flight. But the party went on without me, including the punch I’d planned on serving. It’s an adaptation of Steven … Continue reading

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So Long Hudson punch.

Last night we hosted our annual Oscars party, a wistful occasion because it’ll be the last one in our current apartment. We moved here in 2002. When our lease is up in May, we’re decamping to new digs. So for … Continue reading

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Mood Indigo for Roger Ebert

Tonight there will be a memorial tribute at the Chicago Theater for Roger Ebert. Over at Chicagoist, photographer Art Shay has a lovely gallery and essay about his friendship with Ebert over the years. I’m still finding it hard to … Continue reading

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RIP, Roger.

Roger Ebert has passed away. I’m devastated. It’s like when Robert Altman died–I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe it. I certainly wouldn’t have ever started writing about movies seriously if it hadn’t been for the experience of watching … Continue reading

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3 things about Ashgar Farhadi’s A SEPARATION

A Separation [2011] 1. “The court doesn’t care about those things.” 2. She phones for advice. Is it sacrilegious to clean the old man? 3. Rather than hit his wife, he slaps himself violently over and over.

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