I have seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory more times than I can count. It was my favorite movie as a kid, and I used to watch it over and over on a VHS tape that we had recorded off of TV. I’m watching it on TV right now actually even though I own it, of course, but I still almost always stop and watch it when I see it’s on TV. And every time it ends I still feel sort of sad because it’s over again, even though I know I can watch it again anytime.
Isadora Duncan’s (in)famous memoir, My Life, is being re-released this month in a revised and updated edition. Check the click-through link for The New York Review of Books essay, “The Ecstasy of a Modern Romantic,” by Joan Acocella.
This book has been on my “to read” list for a little while. I’ll have to see if we’re getting it at my library.