The Films That Haunt Us: The Haunting (1963)

1963's The Haunting, (based on the 1959 novel by the brilliant Shirley Jackson,) is my favourite horror movie of all time - and it actually is one I have re-watched in the last year or so (I can honestly say it left me just as terrified as it always did when I watched it as … Continue reading The Films That Haunt Us: The Haunting (1963)

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The Films That Haunt Us: The Innocents, (1961)

Yesterday I wrote about one of the films I saw in childhood that terrifies me to this day, to the point where I just can't bring myself to re-watch it as an adult. Today I thought I would share another with you. The 1961 film, The Innocents, starring Deborah Kerr, was based on the novella … Continue reading The Films That Haunt Us: The Innocents, (1961)

Ladies’ Home Journal, July 1948

Yay! Another issue of Ladies' Home Journal! And I promise this week's post doesn't include another rant. 😉 This week's issue talks about a a "Homemaker Service" in Hartford Connecticut, "substituting for mothers"! It also includes a "complete-in-one-issue" novel by Elizabeth Cadell called Gay Pursuit ("The time comes when the thing a girl wants most … Continue reading Ladies’ Home Journal, July 1948

Pretty Things: A Rufus Wainwright Tribute

This year is the twentieth anniversary of Rufus Wainwright's first (self-titled) album, and I just wanted to write a short and completely inadequate tribute to this incredibly talented musician who has helped me get through some really difficult times during those twenty years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIF6f3tFxBw I have been lucky enough to see him perform a number … Continue reading Pretty Things: A Rufus Wainwright Tribute