A Major Major Barbara at the Pearl–Shaw’s War on Poverty and Misogyny

I have been a fan of this play ever since I saw the wonderful 1941 film directed by Gabriel Pascal and David Lean and starring Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller, Robert Morley, Robert Newton and a ton of other great British actors. You couldn’t not like it as the brilliantly satirical lines roared past you combined…

Maison Kayser’s Debut on the Upper West Side–Mostly a Smash Hit

I had enjoyed Maison Kayser’s East Side location and was delighted when I learned they had added a store on Broadway at 76th. Just recently, Millefeuille had opened on the same block bringing joy and buttery pastries to our shores. Could the UWS sustain two French bakeries? Only our taste test could determine the answer…

Alain Resnais’ Valentine to Love in Life of Riley

Everyone knows Resnais’ famous early films such as Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad, (theguardian.com), but might have missed La Guerre est Finie and Stavisky and a whole slew of others during his six-decade-long career, films that could have been classed with the French New Wave had he not protested. Passionately political, he…