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Reality…What a Concept

On Sunday I finished reading the David Itzkoff’s, Robin, his biography of Robin Williams. I’ve always been a fan of Hollywood true stories, but they’re usually books about the Golden Age of Hollywood, like The Divine Feud, A Cast of … Continue reading

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Review of “Gentlemen of the Shade”

Gentlemen of the Shade: My Own Private Idaho by Jen Sookfong Lee This is the second book in the “Pop Classic” series that I’ve read; the first being It Doesn’t Suck: Showgirls. I love film criticism, especially when it’s as … Continue reading

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Old Friends: Revisiting Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City.

On Friday I saw the new Armistead Maupin documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. The movie is basically a love letter to Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City. I liked the film, even though there were moments … Continue reading

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Once More with Feeling: Re-reading 28 Barbary Lane

28 Barbary Lane: “Tales of the City” Books 1-3 by Armistead Maupin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve bought and read these books. Tales of the City stills stands as one of my … Continue reading

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Back to my Roots: All the books I’ve loved before

A couple of weeks ago I saw a great musical by  the local playwright, Dave Deveau, called the Elbow Room: The Musical, about the Davie Street breakfast spot that is an institution in Vancouver’s gay community. I’m sucker for stories … Continue reading

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Does this hairstyle make my face look fat? Review of “The Princess Diarist”

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher My rating: 3 of 5 stars I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I was expecting a book about the day-to-day antics of shooting one of the most popular movies … Continue reading

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Crazy Like a Princess

Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher My rating: 4 of 5 stars After reading Carrie Fisher’s Shockaholic, I’m amazed the world had her for as long as it did. I’ve read most of Carrie Fisher’s books, and although I’m always impressed with … Continue reading

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