Sunday, April 27, 2014

Victoria Grayson: The Evil Morticia Addams

In watching an episode of the Addams Family (Pugsly and Wednesday have to attend school), it dawned on me that Madeleine Stowe is channeling Carolyn Jones' Morticia Addams in her portrayal of Victoria Grayson on the show Revenge.  Her cadence, her pauses and her demeanor all scream Morticia.  The big difference: Victoria is evil and Morticia is good.


They even sit in a chair the same way!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Seeing Oneself in Print For The First Time

Musicians always get asked where they were the first time they heard themselves on the radio.  It's always vivid and that thrill will never leave them.

The author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who passed away yesterday at the age of 87, recounts his early years as a writer and what it meant to see his work in print. The New Yorker has unlocked his personal history from the October 6, 2003 issue. 

His best known works in the US are One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera