Tag Archives: people whom I respect

Remembering Karl Pohrt, the man behind Ann Arbor’s Shaman Drum

Late last week, Karl Pohrt, the driving force behind Ann Arbor’s historic Shaman Drum book shop, passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with thyroid cancer. Having been an admirer of his work over the years, I’d wanted to mention his passing on the site, and offer up a place for people […]

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Orson Welles and his dinner with Hitler

I consider myself to be a pretty big Orson Welles fan, but, up until this evening, I never knew that he’d dined with Hitler. I suppose I still don’t know it for certain, as it’s possible that Welles is lying in this interview with Dick Cavett, but, nonetheless, I find it fascinating that he may […]

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I apparently need to make a friend by October 5

I just found out that Martin Scorsese’s made-for-cable documentary on the life of George Harrison is set to air in two parts, on October 5th and 6th. That gives me approximately 6 weeks to make a friend with HBO. If you have HBO, and a comfortable couch, and can keep your mouth shut for a […]

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R.I.P. Peter Falk

Nineteen years to the day after Peter Falk started work on the film Wings of Desire, I had the occasion to sit down and talk with him for about an hour. He was in Michigan as part of a speaking tour, and it was one of the happiest days of my life. I plan to […]

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