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Gloria's Latest Blogs

May.02.2009 - 8:42 pm
Put down that newspaper!  Not everything is bad news. Last week, very kind friends invited me to the Goldman Environmental Prize Ceremony.  It was a three-hanky affair.  Not sad...
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Sep.16.2008 - 7:19 pm
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Sometimes things just get so seriously serious in the world, especially in this country right here, right now, today, that we need a good laugh.  I found it here.  Check it out. ...
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Aug.19.2008 - 10:11 pm
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Economics is a fascinating subject.  At least I find it so. The first econ class I took, I was so completely baffled that I was reduced for the first and only time in my...
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Aug.02.2008 - 10:44 am
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Starting yesterday, Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley is hosting a month long film noir retrospective to celebrate David Goodis. Life with Goodis is about as dark and bleak as it...
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Comments from Gloria

Jul.31.2008 - 9:59 am
In response to: Man Booker Prize
Thanks for the recommendation, Francoise.  As I say, I'm waiting to read them all before declaring myself, but I...
Jul.24.2008 - 3:11 pm
In response to: THE 1930s, A DIFFERENT ERA?
Hi Rhoda, I just blogged with a link to UC Berkeley highlighting the New Deal projects, then went to check it on the...
Jul.21.2008 - 12:33 pm
In response to: Night of a Hundred Authors
Many thanks to Red Room for a remarkable evening (and to Will Durst for giving us an excuse to party). The cordial...
Jul.20.2008 - 9:14 am
In response to: Injustice and your DNA
Exactly, Randy.  Maybe this LA Times front page report by Jason Felch and Maura Dolan, in which they admirably make a...
Jul.18.2008 - 1:56 pm
In response to: Films Noir
What about them, Bob?  Actually, I haven't seen Brute Force but it's on my list to see.  I'm thinking, how can you go...

Published Reviews

Death Notes
Published by Library Journal
San Francisco PI Veronica "Ronnie" Ventana (Murder on the Run) happens to be present at Match Margolis's musical comeback when somebody murders the talented jazz...