Classic Crime: The Dream Walker – Charlotte Armstrong

Of course I have an interest in noir that overlaps with the supernatural–even if it’s just an element that the protagonists are at pains to discredit as quickly as possible. Probably best known for her novel Mischief, which became the film Don’t Bother to Knock, Charlotte Armstrong has unconventional approaches to crime fiction that make…

Listen Any Time: Surreal Noir

Thanks to all the folks who listened live! I was very gratified 🙂 but I know that’s not possible for everyone, so use the link above to listen to the archived show. Here’s a little more about what awaits you in this premiere episode: Audio: Clips from In A Lonely Place (1950) Pauline Oliveros: The…

Surreal Noir debuts Monday!

MONDAY! MONDAY! YES, THIS MONDAY! My new radio show debuts Monday! I’m so excited. WHEN: 1800 BST/1300 EDT (also archived after if you can’t slope off work) WHERE: No Bounds Radio WHAT: A program that mixes surreal art, noir fiction and experimental music AKA what’s playing inside my head. Very much a work in progress!…

#WHM: Tove, Frida & Alice

Women’s History Month is fast evaporating and there are several things I ought to get to but haven’t. Time being short and my memory even shorter, here are some films I didn’t immediately write up and can’t access again to double check impressions so I will be vague but enthusiastic. TOVE (2020) Director: Zaida BergrothWriter:…

A Fire Ritual for the Heart

I was delighted to have my silent video included in the exhibit Silent Fire, a joint venture with Nasty Women Connecticut and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Thanks to Stephanie Johnson and Lys Guillorn for cheering me on. The short film is meant to accompany a performance of Barbara Strozzi’s Ardo in tacito foco,…

Channeling Dorothy Parker

I’m over at Gillian Polack’s blog musing on the effects of this year of pandemic and how we have all cycled through all the feelings (at least I have). Check out the wonderful crowd of women Gillian has gathered there for Women’s History Month, because she knows everybody. Yes, it features that lovely heart depicted…

Is It Funny? Episode 13: Fran Lebowitz & Cool

Guess who’s back? I manage to get all the way through this episode referring only to ‘the Scorsese show’ which of course is Pretend It’s A City, which is on Netflix and has the director following around his pal Fran Lebowitz and chatting with her in various places, as a follow up to his HBO…