In response to the Q&A between journalists turned-novelists Solomon Jones and Karen Quinones Miller:
I sent a message to Solomon right after I finished reading The Bridge telling him that it should be made into a movie. I am still waiting. I have all his books on my wish list. Time to buy. Great storyteller. And from Philly! Support this man.
Bec and Call
In response to Brian Freedman’s review of the revamped Le Bec Fin:
Brian's review mirrors my own experience at Le Bec Fin. Nice to have a beautiful, world class, fine-dining option right here in Philly!
You make me want to eat out again. It's your words, your other-worldly descriptions—which I know you are using sincerely to describe the food—that are as enticing as the food.
The meal was very, very good, but I certainly didn't get the same omelet. Yes, the one I had was delicious but not even near the transcendent experience of the writer. Wish it had been!
I had a similar experience recently at Le Bec Fin; each dish was transcendent. I found myself closing my eyes to focus completely on each wave of flavor. Once great food lovers get wind of the renaissance here, it won't be so easy to find an open table.
The Reel Deal
In response to Matt Prigge’s interview with Philadelphia film maven Sharon Pinkenson:
Sharon Pinkenson is the greatest asset to Philadelphia since Benjamin Franklin. I am an actor and filmmaker in the Philadelphia/Los Angles area and have nothing but respect and admiration for the work Sharon does at the Philadelphia Film office. Pinkenson always goes the extra mile to help those in the industry, no matter what the budget may be.
Third Party Freeze-Out
In response to Randy LoBasso’s report that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein—who was not allowed to participate in the presidential debates, and was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting at the Hofstra University debate—is suing the Commission on Presidential Debates for infringing upon her constitutional rights:
This is what a corporate police state looks like. The corporate duopoly is in control. The elections are a sham. They are merely a weapon of mass distraction with no choice. The real choice lies in the third party candidates and that is why even though they met all the necessary requirements to participate in the debates, they were arrested for standing up for democracy. The U.S. is a corporate police state.