Category Archives: CLAIRE THE CRITIC

Another small, unqualified, obnoxious voice in the crowd.

An Unfinished Book: Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind

LaPlante’s story didn’t germinate in my fertile mind. That could be because my brain is already partially composted. Click on the link for the full review (it’s short). http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/An-Unfinished-Book-Alice-LaPlantes-A-Turn-of-Mind  

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Leave a comment

forever, a book by Pete Hamill

forever is a loaf of a book, six hundred slices in all. Read my review here: http://hub.me/aj5c4 .

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Time of the Signs

A Time of the Signs Great Falls is in full bloom. From law office liberals… to “Any Republican will do”…   until November 4th, rectangular biennials abound on Great Falls’ boulevards. Some homeowners mix tulips with roses: this yard touts … Continue reading

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Ten Reasons to Retire in New York City, at my Hubpages Blog!

Posted in Surreal Estate: Adventures in NYC | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Confessions of a Chocoholic (courtesy of Signature Montana magazine)

“What are you doing?” I’m licking the chocolate off my iPhone, that’s what I’m doing. Okay…I may have a worse problem than a melted mass inside my purse. I’m not talking about an occasional craving for milk chocolate, the inferior … Continue reading

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Jasmine Blooms at the Angelika in NYC

Blue Jasmine opens with Windsor EF Elongated lettering, white on black. It’s the Woody Allen Font.           There are other signs of the neurotic master: interlocking abrasive family dynamics, New York City as a supporting character, … Continue reading

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Salsa is from New York City? My New Yorker Comes from Boone, Iowa.

  The first letter came without a threat last May, in a plain white envelope. It was from the subscription department at the New Yorker with a return address in Boone, Iowa. I felt like one of those cowboys around … Continue reading

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Movie Tickets as Tacit Endorsements or How to Review a Movie You’ve Never Seen Check out my hubpages blog for a commentary on Zero Dark Thirty. www.http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/To-See-or-Not-to-See-Movie-Tickets-as-Endorsements-Zero-Dark-Thirty  

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Katharine Hepburn!

When I set the table for that woman in the mirror, she wasn’t the guest of honor. She was (gulp) somebody’s mother. My husband and I recently watched the 1965 classic Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn/Sidney Poitier classic Guess Who’s Coming to … Continue reading

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

FlatBrain

Reference skills?  They’re dead. The desire to find anything beyond a couple of clicks?  If it doesn’t pop up on the first page of Google, Bing or Wikipedia, well, uh…never mind. I haven’t checked Facebook in the last few hours. … Continue reading

Posted in CLAIRE THE CRITIC | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments