NYC Spring 2016: Part 2

The next day started with a trip to the Union Square Green Market. It’s a favorite of my parents and we always try to go when the weather is nice. It was a little brisk and early in the season so they weren’t many vendors out. But there were waves of beautiful fragrant flowers. Goodness, […]

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Our Hospitality

I recently finished watching Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality (1923). It’s basically a humorous take on the famous Hatfield and McCoy feud, where families kill each other out of some ancient, long forgotten wrong. One of the scenes again used hats as a humorous device. Basically, Buster Keaton’s character is riding in an open car train […]

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Review: Waiting for Godot

On Saturday, I was fortunate enough to see Waiting for Godot with Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart. The play is one of my favorites; I’ve seen it three times now. The two actors are really monumental and it is always a pleasure to see them act. I loved watching Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart play off […]

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Happy Birthday Rene Magritte

Today is the birthday of the man responsible for my beloved bowler hat. Rene Magritte, Belgium surrealist artist, was born today, November 21st, 1898. It is he, and he alone, who inspired me to take the bowler. (I have even dressed as one of his bowler hat men with obligatory apple.) His work has been […]

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Hats as Plot Points

This evening, we went to the fabulous Hideout to see Studs’ Place Part 2. For those of you unfamiliar with the Studs’ Place, it was a TV show starring Studs Terkel, famous Chicago oral historian) that ran sporadically from 1949-1951. It was mostly improvised, based on a one pager with some plot points, and featured […]

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Strong Opinions on Hats.

I have strong opinions about hats. Well, maybe not strong, but I have distinct opinions about hats and hat wearing. It all started with my straw summer hats. I have to wear sun hats because I am suspetible to horrible sunburns and an unfortunate allergy to most sunscreens. Straw hats have been a necessity for […]

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