Last night Mr. TC and I went to see Orson Welles’s “Citizen Kane” at the
Landmark Loew’s Jersey, a restored 1929 movie palace in Jersey City. Watching this masterpiece on the “big screen” for the first time, I was able to appreciate it more than ever before — its compositions, its use of light and shadow, its wealth of detail.
Speaking of detail, my eye was caught by one small object in a particular scene…
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I recently wrote a post about my favorite winter fragrances for Now Smell This.
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Kellyanne Conway, advisor to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, departs for a church service before the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
This is just one of many, many significant images from the past week, but it’s one that really bothers me, for small reasons that are indicative of a larger situation.
Kellyanne Conway described her Inauguration Day outfit as “Trump revolutionary wear.”
And media outlets quickly picked up on the fact that Conway’s tricolor coat was a Gucci ready-to-wear design that cost $3600, but no one seems to have looked more deeply into its back-story.
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Reading: Another Tana French novel — The Secret Place
Video: The final season of “Sherlock”
Audio: This week, lots of Bauhaus (see “Pleasure,” below)
Drink: Some bottles of lambic that a friend brought over as a New Year’s Day gift
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I recently wrote a fragrance review of Dasein Winter Nights for Now Smell This.
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