Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of SpiesJust when you think Hollywood can think of nothing better to do than afflict us with sequels, ever-louder explosions, gratuitous sex and violence, the industry catches us off-guard with something intelligent. Even more…

They had me with the Haircuts

Fury the Movie“They had me with the haircuts.” You’re due an explanation—I meant to say, once I saw the haircuts of actors playing WWII soldiers in 2014’s “Fury” I bought into the story. Charismatic Brad Pitt, gifted with star wattage, was a major force in…

The Race Underground by Doug Most

The Race Underground by Doug MostCan building a subway capture a reader's imagination? When the book is about two cities and their respective efforts to engineer subways beneath the ground on which they stand, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Author Doug Most tapped the same…

New Experiences, New Ideas

Hunting ideas in the Wisconsin woods

Hunting ideas in the Wisconsin woods

Know sometimes how you stumble into a new experience that gets your wheels turning; prompts you to think…

Book Leads

Traded trivia about memorable movie quotes the other night—favorites, some of which others instantly knew. Can you match these lines to their movies?

“It was beauty killed the beast.”
“I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody.”
“Rosebud.”

I thought of classic book…