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9 Nov 2011, 9:44 pm by Buce
Buce gave over the last couple of evenings to a late entry in the decay sweepstakes: Il Gattopardo, The Leopard, the account by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, only lightly fictionalized, of his grandfather, the last truly princely prince in Sicily.That would be the Visconti film version--the whole 205-minute original with battles and ballrooms and a country picnic, the one where Italian sentences come out of Burt Lancaster's mouth (he seems to have been the third, maybe the fourth,… [read post]
8 Oct 2011, 11:27 am by Buce
  Worse, they'll put limits on purchase by tourists (which pretty much kicks a hole in the Chez Buce theory that the tourist industry runs on vice). [read post]
5 Oct 2011, 10:38 pm by Buce
Buce came home from a day on the town experiencing those symptoms you know are probably nothing, but could be something awful. [read post]
25 Sep 2011, 12:58 pm by Buce
 Ill Teatro Buce offered up a DVD of Schrott in Figaro a few weeks back: he's an agreeable singer and a wonderful actor--one of the most engagingly funny Figaros I've ever seen (Mrs. [read post]
20 Sep 2011, 3:38 pm by Buce
Buce have been catching up on Mad Men, thanks to Netflix Qwikster, although for the life of me, I'm not sure why. [read post]
18 Sep 2011, 8:31 pm by Buce
Il Teatro Buce featured a weekend screening of Mozart's Clemenza di Tito, the Jonathan Miller production from Zurich in 2005. [read post]
18 Sep 2011, 2:01 pm by Buce
Buce have now embarked on their second readaloud of War and Peace. [read post]
21 Aug 2011, 10:08 am by Buce
Buce are just back from a happy hour at the coffee shop, burrowing through the morning's news. [read post]
10 Aug 2011, 9:53 am by Buce
Buce said she liked it better after she stuffed in some cotton). [read post]
31 Jul 2011, 7:50 pm by Buce
Buce suggested the curse of oil, which is tempting, but oil didn't become a big factor in New Orleans politics until the last century until its character was already fixed. [read post]
22 Jul 2011, 1:53 pm by Buce
Buce actually like it here in spite of all that but here's a curiosity--in this summer of swelter we seem to be one more place that has simply escaped the heat. [read post]
11 Jul 2011, 9:00 pm by Buce
Somehow we at Chez Buce have stumbled onto a distinctive literary genre--war books of a sort, but more particularly, books about people caught up in the mad schemes of others. [read post]
10 Jul 2011, 12:57 pm by Buce
Buce's insistent hectoring and tucked into the Marcia Angell's magnificent two-parter in the New York Review of Books on the crimes and follies of the mind-bending trade.*  It's a must-read,  not quite a new topic but certainly the best wraparound you could hope for. [read post]
2 Jul 2011, 6:33 pm by Buce
  It seems to me we are one step closer to Buce's ideal five-star dining experience, where the customers get to scarf down their meal while starving children look on in envy while pressing  the plate glass window [read post]
20 Jun 2011, 11:48 am by Buce
Buce indulged themselves with a quiet stroll through the back streets a few blocks north of the Seine, like behind the Centre Pompideau. [read post]
14 Jun 2011, 11:32 am by Buce
Buce do know a recent victim: we could give you particulars if we were so disposed, which we are not. [read post]
7 Jun 2011, 10:25 pm by Buce
Good, he followed through: Ken  Houghton is up with his promised post undertaking to show how and why I was too kind to Maurice (don't call him "Mo") Greenberg in my (re)telling the story of the debacle that is AIG. [read post]