Michael Chabon’s 2016 book Moonglow is a novel that sits somewhere between fiction and memoir. Chabon retells the account his dying grandfather gives him of his life from childhood through World War II and up until his final years in Florida as a widower. Chabon fills in gaps in the story with brief additions to… Read More Thoughts on Michael Chabon’s Moonglow
The 2015 Estate Merlot is deep ruby in color and the nose is bright with notes of cassis, blackberry and cedar with a hit of alcohol that signals the youthful bit to come. The fruit up front is tart. Blackberries and sour cherry run ahead of sharp tannins that could do with some mellowing over time. The finish is arid with a hint of black pepper a key flavor in many of the Long Island reds. … Read More What We Are Drinking: Raphael Estate Merlot 2015
While this particular wine is far from the best value-buy I have found from Red Bordeaux blends, with a price tag between $15-$18 dollars, it definitely over-delivers. … Read More What We Are Drinking: Chateau Marjosse 2014 Bordeaux
I get excited when I find an inexpensive white that goes when with a wide range of foods and has enough complexity to stand on its own. Right now, those qualities have made the Wimmer 2016 Gruner Veltliner basically our house white for the winter. … Read More What We Are Drinking: Wimmer 2016 Gruner Veltliner
What if the merry old land of Oz we all came to love from the 1939 Judy Garland-classic was less merry and more of a horrific post-apocalyptic dreamscape? Well, then you’d be watching the 1985 Disney film Return to Oz. It’s bleak. It’s terrifying. It has the structure of an actual nightmare. And it co-stars a… Read More The Re-Animated Podcast: Episode 3- Return to Oz
Bob Dylan sings, “She knows there’s no success like failure/ and that failure’s no success at all” in his song She Belongs To Me. It’s one of those great Dylan lines that is both totally captivating and essentially meaningless. But, while it is more of a clever construction than an actual insight, it has the… Read More Are McDonald’s Recent “Fails” a Strategy?
What is the best-case scenario when you give an anti-aging, super-intelligence drug to rats? How did the Great Owl know Jonathan Brisby? Is Auntie Shrew a bad-ass? Why doesn’t Deck know the difference between Al Roker and Wilfred Brimley? We attack these questions and more as we go through the 1982 Don Bluth film, The Secret of NIMH… Read More The Re-Animated Podcast: The Secret of NIMH