Passing Fancies ~ October 2016

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Reading: I read a profile of author Tana French in The New Yorker and now I’m deep into her first book, In The Woods

Video: My brother talked me into giving Designated Survivor a try. Totally hackneyed stuff, but it’s nice to see Kiefer Sutherland again.

Audio: Bob Dylan, in honor of his Nobel Prize

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Product Review: Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Stain (KaePop Collaboration)


I’m really more a lipstick-lover than a gloss-lover, but this lip gloss caught my attention.

It’s called Stain and it’s part of Colourpop’s second “KaePop” collection, a collaboration with model-actress Karrueche Tran. Unlike some other Colourpop “collabs,” this one includes shades and textures that work for everyday life, not just for Instagram preening.

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Gene Wilder (1922-2016)


Of course we all loved him in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (as pictured above!) but my absolute favorite Gene Wilder memory is my earliest one: his appearance as The Fox in “The Little Prince.”

Click here to view a short scene from the film (1974, directed by Stanley Donen and based on the classic story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry).

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Thank you, Mr. Wilder. Farewell.