Monday, January 02, 2017

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs I've Seen/Read So Far In 2017

Updated January 25, 2017


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(Increasingly, I am sampling books, reading 10%, 20% even 40 or 50% before deciding to move on. The books below are only the ones I've read completely. That also explains what looks like generous grading -- more and more, if I sense a book is not going to be among my favorites, I stop reading. Too many books; too little time!)


1. The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller ***
2. The Evenings by Gerard Reve (1956) (trans by Sam Garrett) ***/
3. Demon Vol. 2 by Jason Shiga ***
4. Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro ** 1/2
5. Feed by M.T. Anderson (2002) ***/
6. Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar ***
7. Robert B. Parker's Revelation by Robert Knott ** 1/2
8. The Stone Heart: The Nameless City Volume 2 by Faith Erin Hicks ***/
9. Round by Joyce Sidman and Taeeun Yoo **
10. Curious George Goes To The Hospital by Margaret and H.A. Rey; read by John Krazinski (1967) ** 1/2
11. Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders ****
12.  Their Finest by Lissa Evans *** 1/2
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1. Neil Diamond -- Stones (1971) ***
2. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) ***
3. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- You're Gonna Get It! (1978) ** 1/2
4. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- Damn The Torpedoes! (1979) *** 1/2
5. John Mayer -- The Search For Everything ep Wave One ***/
6. Rose Elinor Dougall -- Stellular ** 1/2
7. Bones -- Disgrace ***
8. Bernhoft -- The Morning Comes ep ** 1/2
9. The Go-Betweens -- Quiet Heart/Best Of (2012) *** 1/2
10. Kasey Chambers -- Dragonfly *** 1/2
11. Neil Diamond -- I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight (1977) **
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(Not TV movies, of course, but movies and TV -- and TV movies if it comes to that. Mostly I only list TV shows when I've tackled an entire season at once or reappraising an entire series after it's over This doesn't really capture my ongoing watching of current TV.)

1. The Rains Came (1939) ** 1/2
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THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS
(The names after the shows are the people who joined me at the performance.)

1. The Fever (The Public’s UTR Festival )(w Noam) **
2. Lula del Ray (The Public’s UTR Festival) (w Noam) **
3. La MĂ©lancolie des Dragons (The Public’s UTR Festival at the Kitchen) (w Alisa) **
4. Top Secret International (State 1) (The Public’s UTR Festival at Brooklyn Museum) (solo) **
5. The Present (Cate Blanchett) (w Cohen)**
6. The Tempest (Harriet Walter at St. Ann’s) (solo) *** 1/2
7. The Liar (David Ives at CSC) (w Noam) *** 1/2
8. Jitney (John Douglas Thompson on Broadway) (w Noam) *** 1/2


Updated January 25, 2017

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