Monday, June 25, 2007

The Best of Crane

I'm taking a page from Frasier Crane's book. When he goes away—-or, more usually, when he is indisposed—-Roz tells him "Go, go, I'll put on the best of Crane."

My producer is telling me the same. I'll be away for a few weeks, and Steed is off visiting one of his Aunties, so I'm pulling out some of my favorite posts that you might have missed.

I also heartily suggest you pop over to newcritics for ever-changing fabulous posts, and click your way through The Neighbors at the lower right.

I will miss you, and this strange, wonderful place that is the blog page.

From the Archives:

Carly Simon and Thomas Tallis: O Jerusalem--where The West Wing meets the Lamentations of Tallis via Carly Simon

Miami Vice and the 3:00 a.m. Soul--the soothing presence of Crockett and Tubbs

The Unfinished Epic of Peter O'Toole--my favorite actor

Travels with Cadfael: D.H. Lawrence Come Aboard--the monk and I have a surprise visitor in Volterra

Travels with Cadfael: The Songs of Elba--the monk and I have an unexpected 9/11 moment on Napolean's isle of exile

Schooner Girl--youthful adventures, just like Conrad's Youth

Thomas Hardy and the Titanic--Poetry helps make sense of going down for the third time

Sopranos Watch: This Thing of Ours--I came out quickly in support of the "Tony is dead" team.

The Strange Case of the Missing Corpse--Steed and Mrs. Peel in a not-to-be missed promo