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  1. I haven’t seen it yet, and I wasn’t aware that he didn’t write or direct any of the episodes!
  2. I am glad I saw "Us," but it is no "Get Out." Jordan Peele is a talented director, and the acting in this movie is outstanding--particularly the performance by Lupita Nyong'o in a very demanding role. I am looking forward to Peele's upcoming "Twilight Zone" series. I think this idea is perfectly tailored to his directorial style. I am not a fan of horror films, and "Us" is heavy on the horror, compared to "Get Out." Maybe it is because I figured out the plot twist early on, but "Us" dragged for me in the last half, and at one point, I felt like I was watching an episode of "The Walking Dead." There are many messages about American society in this film (as there were in "Get Out"), but the plot, at times, seemed to be manipulated in order to make these points. In comparison, the story in "Get Out" flowed, with more delightful twists and turns revealed throughout.
  3. This is one of my favorite books. I haven't read it in years, but I remember rereading passages because the writing was so beautiful.
  4. Today is International Women's Day. If you haven't yet seen it, treat yourself to a viewing of "RBG," the inspirational documentary about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film is informative and entertaining. It should not be missed.
  5. In 1982, when I was a senior in high school, my school dance team won first place in the state competition in Chicago. To celebrate, we dined in the restaurant atop the John Hancock Center. It was the fanciest place most of us had been to at the time--we were from a small town in the southern part of the state with very limited dining options. I have fond memories of that wonderful experience, shared with my closest childhood friends and our moms.
  6. The crusts we had yesterday, on the lemon chess and the chicken pot pies, were flaky, buttery, and easily cut with with a fork. So perhaps your tough crust was the byproduct of holiday madness. This was my first time trying chess pie, and I am a fan! Would love to try one of the chocolate varieties. I also love a good cherry pie. So that is on my list as well.
  7. The Pulpo had way too many sauces on the plate, and there weren't any smoked mussels that I could find in the dish. The Chuparosa was definitely the highlight of the meal for me. I liked the atmosphere, the service and the guacamole.
  8. This movie had the potential to be great, but it fell short once the endless car chases and explosions started. I loved the first two-thirds or so of this film, but the director chose flashy sets and special effects over character development as the thinly-plotted story progressed. I have enjoyed a "Fish Called Wanda" twice, as well as "In Bruges," and I would view them both again in a heartbeat. I have no desire to see "Brazil" a second time.
  9. I went to Evening Star for the first time last weekend for a late, post-movie dinner. It was the best meal I have had in 2019. We didn't order any main dishes, instead opting for a number of smaller plates, and all were terrific. Two must-have dishes are the chickpea fries and the Hollander and de Koning mussels. The large, tender, and delicious Dutch-style mussels from Maine were served in a fennel and wine sauce with perfectly grilled bread. The "fries," baked in a pan and sliced, had the light, fluffy texture of a souffle. I will likely order them every time I go to Evening Star, if they are on the menu. The Ricotta and Fig Agnolotti, with kabucha squash and buttermilk foam, was a winner as well. The pasta was cooked to perfection, and the subtly sweet sauce was sublime. We chatted briefly with the new executive chef, Jonathan Till, a third-generation chef with a passion for finding fresh, seasonal ingredients. Hollander and de Koning mussels Chickpea fries Ricotta and fig agnolotti
  10. I will miss the Newseum.The out-of-town guests I have brought there really enjoyed it as well. The collection of Pultizer Prize winning photographs is one of the most powerful musuem exhibits I have seen.
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