Monday, March 08, 2004

The LA Times raves about MEENA

On Sunday, The Los Angeles Times ran Susan Griffin's two-page review of Melody Ermachild Chavis' MEENA, HEROINE of AFGHANISTAN: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. Griffin raved, "This is a book not only to read but to urge others to read. It provides, in its devastating way, a measure of hope." Congratulations, Melody!

Monday, March 01, 2004

The little golden man

Not even an army of Hobbits could stop the rushing "Mystic River." Both Sean Penn and Tim Robbins won Oscars for their roles in Clint Eastwood's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's MYSTIC RIVER (which, by the way has reached #140 on's list of the greatest movies ever made.) The Oscar audience gave Penn, who played Jimmy, a standing ovation when he won the award for Best Actor. In October, The New York Times said that Penn, "is almost beyond praise. Jimmy Markum is not only one of the best performances of the year, but also one of the definitive pieces of screen acting in the last half-century, the culmination of a realist tradition that began in the old Actor's Studio and begat Brando, Dean, Pacino and De Niro." Congratulations Tim and Sean!