Days of Being Wild

Days of Being Wild (1990), directed by Wong Kar-Wai, takes place in Hong Kong in 1960. A young man named Yuddy (Leslie Cheung) tells Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung), a young woman working at a stadium concession stand, that she will see him in her dreams. She does, and they hook up, but Li-zhen gradually discovers that Yuddy…
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The Funk Has Hit The Fan

I think I found a tracklist longer than one of my blogs! This week Freegal announces the addition of a MAMMOTH collection of classic Isley Brothers material: The Complete RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters, 1959-1983. Described by AllMusic.com (without even a wink of an eye) as a "compact 23-disc collection," this set has all…
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Here There be Adventure!

Often what makes or breaks a book is the main character. Some characters are placeholders, put there for things to happen to. But some leap off the page in three dimensions, tearing through the story, knocking other characters on their rear, and staying with you long after you turn the last page. One of my…
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