Author Archives: Cristina

About Cristina

Urban Addict: London, San Francisco, Portland, Paris. Island Girl: Manila, Manhattan, Maui. Life-long: Writer. Reader. Artist. Dancer.

The Secret Chord

Saturday Night Live: Kate McKinnon is sitting at a grand piano, in a white jacket. Those of us who have tuned in tonight see her as Hillary, because we’ve been watching McKinnon and Alec Baldwin skew Hillary and Trump for … Continue reading

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Let me echo that…

Michael Moore made the rounds of TV talk shows last week, promoting “Trumpland,” his new movie. It turns out that Trumpland is not about Trump. It is, Mr. Moore said, about Hillary. He was for Bernie, now he’s for Hillary, … Continue reading

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Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

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Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

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昼下がりの散歩から #067

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丸の内, 東京 Marunouchi, Tokyo

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Narrow Street, Burano, Italy

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Narrow Street, Burano, Italy

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Civility, Civil Rights, Civilization

“We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Carol: The Price of Salt

There is an undeniable aura about Carol, an elegance and mystery that wafts around her like the perfume she wears. Sitting in a darkened movie house, watching Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird, I was never able to inhale the fragrance … Continue reading

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夜の街から #11

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恵比寿, 東京 Ebisu, Tokyo

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夜の街から #11

恵比寿, 東京 Ebisu, Tokyo Source: 夜の街から #11

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Best and Worst Movies of 2015

Just so you know, I’m the only one voting, and my totally diverse self came up with these ten flicks: Best Comedy: Trainwreck This is comedy with a heart. Amy Schumer plays a woman committed to booze, pills, and one-night … Continue reading

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