Solaris

I’ve been mildly obsessed with the story of Solaris for several years now. Originally told in a 1961 Polish novel which was never adequately translated into English, adapted into a thoughtful but painfully slow Russian film in 1972, and again into a 2002 American film which had the misfortune to be marketed as an erotic thriller, this is a captivating tale of miscommunication and existential … Continue reading Solaris

Judging John

Sometimes you look back on your life and realize that something you’d thought you had been enjoying for a short time has actually been part of your life for many years. In my case, it’s the gentle, but biting humor of John Hodgman. Like many, I remember John from the sweetly snarky Mac/PC Apple advertisements of the early 00s. Later, I enjoyed recognizing his voice as the father … Continue reading Judging John