Movies: Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuhot)

Photo via Huffington Post ©

A bold movie of love "Eyes Wide Open, " set in a tightly knit Jerusalem orthodox community poses a question often asked, but infrequently examined in strict religious settings, how to manage same sex partnerships.

The movie came to my attention because I have been following A.O. Scott's recommended films at the New York Times. This film was listed this past weekend among his favourites.


Move Your Money Campaign: New Mexico

It appears that more than single depositors are moving their money from large banks with this 60-0 vote in New Mexico to move much of its state funds to credit unions and community banks.

If you don't know about the campaign, started at Huffington Post, check this link.


Irving Penn at the National Portrait Gallery

Irving Penn ©
After Dinner Games, New York 1947

The National Portrait Gallery (London) will have on exhibit from 8 February - 6 June 2010 more than 100 portrait photographs by Irving Penn.

About Irving Penn, recently deceased here and here.


Groundhog Day

Six more weeks of Winter? Perhaps not!

My own neighbour, Cleo's Groundhog, did not appear today but the snow did.

Behind Rockwell's Lens

A fresh look at Norman Rockwell on NPR.

The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA will exhibit Rockwell Behind the Lens through May 31, 2010.


Colour of the Pantone Year: Turquoise

The word spread in December, but I only caught up today that Pantone has selected turquoise as the colour of the year for 2010.