Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

virtually yours | love and friendship in the computer age

How to write about this without being supremely bored or boring is the challenge, because although I could fill volumes on the topic of human interaction in general as have for many writers, particularly on the subjects of love and friendship, it seems that it’s all been said before and that there is nothing unique left here. Yet the newest form of human engagement always struck me as preposterous and yet intriguing and until recently, I did not have any first hand experience with the internet relationp, that is, the idea of meeting people online and forming so called “real” relationships with them.

Penn's Right

Where have I been living? Obviously nowhere on this earth because I wake to find that Sean Penn is one of the best actors I’ve seen in recent years and I mean this sincerely. Oh disagree if you want, but I’m serious and likely you all know this and I’m again the odd man, or odd woman, out. This fact struck me after seeing his performance in both Mystic River and in 21 Grams. (link to read more...)

the edge of reason | has Bridget Jones lost the meaning?

I always had a fondness for the first Bridget Jones film, Diary of Bridget Jonesliked the book by Helen Fielding and thought the film adaptation excellent and as true to the book as anyone could want. Bridget, in many ways, was every woman. She was perfect in her imperfections, slightly overweight, slightly squinty eyed, slightly neurotic, a bit man obsessed, yet expecting true love and yet at the same time, not immune to a good shag on the side herself, but at the end of the day, we all knew that Bridget loved Mark Darcy – select link to read more...l