Monthly Archive: June 2012

On Captions (and Subtitles) 1

On Captions (and Subtitles)

It’s time to talk about an important subject for me. Some of you may know this already, while others may have had no idea. I’m completely deaf – prelingually deaf. Irreparably. And as such,...

[FS] Candide by Voltaire 1

[FS] Candide by Voltaire

Candide by Voltaire, first published in 1759 is a French satire and one of the greatest works of literature ever penned. It’s had various subtitles over the years, but the most common one is...

[FS] Animal Farm by George Orwell 1

[FS] Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Folio Society (Affiliate link) | Animal Farm [FS] 2002 Reprint (Amazon used book link)Ever since I read Animal Farm as part of my ninth grade English course (as part of an anthology –...

Film School by Steve Boman 1

Film School by Steve Boman

Film school has an intangible aura, especially when somebody claims that they’re going to attend film school. “How wonderful!” is usually the reply. But does either side really know what film school’s going to...

[FS] Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee 1

[FS] Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee is one of my favorite books, and I’ve selected it as my first Folio Society book to be featured on Ephemeral Pursuits. [Full disclosure, I’ve affiliated with the Folio Society...