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SunLit Excerpt: “Like Water” traces Bruce Lee’s cultural and historical impact

Introduction In the climactic scene of Bruce Lee’s final film, the 1973 martial arts movie Enter the Dragon, Lee pursues the archvillain Han with the hope of finishing their fight in a hall of mirrors.  The two stalk each other through the maze of reflections and refractions, the screen filled with one Lee, two, a […]

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SunLit Interview: To publish “The Reincarnationist Papers,” Eric Maikranz took an unusual route

D. Eric Maikranz has had a multitude of lives in this lifetime. He worked as an industrial welder before attending the University of Colorado to study Russian literature, was a foreign correspondent in Rome, translated for relief doctors in Nicaragua during a cholera epidemic, and was once forcibly expelled from Laos. He has worked as […]

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Movshovitz: “The Day the Earth Stood Still” still speaks to us, if we’re willing to listen

“Gort, KLAATU BARRATA NICTO” A loose translation of this famous line spoken near the end of the brilliant 1951 movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (forget the splashy, nowhere 2008 version with Keanu Reeves) would go something like “Gort, Klaatu says don’t incinerate the Earth — yet.”  To go backwards in the story, Gort […]

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Silverman: A fond farewell to Charles Grodin, forever the Heartbreak Kid

Manhattan-based accountant Allen Weisselberg must be a wreck. Weisselberg and his family’s welfare are threatened. As bookkeeper for Fred Trump and then his wayward son, Weisselberg knows Trump’s financial shenanigans. Law enforcement encourages accountants to turn on crooked clients. Mobsters hate that. In the entertaining movie, “Midnight Run” (1990), accountant Jonathan “the Duke” Mardukas turned […]