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Showing posts from April, 2024

mating in captivity by esther perel

I appreciate the sentiment and goal here, which is to help long term monogamous couples maintain an erotic spark in their homes, but I must say that this book is so unrigorous, in that it doesn’t attempt to prove or define anything, that it honestly does a disservice to its own thesis. 

the gentlemen (2019)

While this Guy Ritchie movie doesn’t live up to its forebears (in my humble opinion) in terms of snappy dialogue and humor, it was certainly funny at times, and the twists were nice and exciting, and colin farrell’s character was a classic. 

The City Is Up for Grabs: How Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Led and Lost a City in Crisis by Gregory Pratt

This well-researched and interesting snappy read is a great window into what goes wrong when a leader goes power crazy and then just crazy, but what I really enjoyed was how the author managed the fact that the author himself, as a local reporter, played a significant role in a lot of the drama. 

Casablanca (1942)

For some reason I had an idea that Casablanca would be slow and boring but I was definitely mistaken - it crackles with excellent (and often contemporary sounding) dialogue, wonderful acting, memorable scenes, fast-paced action, and an arresting story.