Today would have been her 89th birthday.
Beatrice “Bea” Arthur (May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedian and singer whose career spanned seven decades. Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family and Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, winning Emmy Awards for both roles. A stage actress both before and after her television success, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Vera Charles in the original cast of Mame (1966).
I’ve become newly obsessed with this new electro-pop opera based on the work of Charles Darwin. “Tomorrow, in a year” contains gorgeous visuals by Hotel Pro Forma. Listen to the music on theknife.net. It opens in London, Melbourne, Warsaw, Dalhalla, and Munster this summer.
I think that this just about covers it.
“Hausu” was directed in 1977 by Nobuhiko Obayashi. Well worth viewing.
Oshare is excited about spending summer vacation with her father, until she finds out that his beautiful, freakishly serene girlfriend Ryouko would be going as well. Oshare decides she will be going to her grandmother’s house in the country instead. She brings with her her friends from school – Fanta (who likes to take pictures, and daydreams a lot), KunFuu (who has very good reflexes), Gari (who is a major nerd), Sweet (who likes to clean), Mac (who eats a lot), and Melody (a musician). However, the girls are unaware that Oshare’s grandmother is actually dead and the house is actually haunted. When they arrive at the house, crazy events take place and the girls disappear one by one while slowly discovering the secret behind all the madness.
Ajda Pekkan does a Turkish adaptation of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”
“An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent christian feels about Thor or Bael or the golden calf. We are all Atheists about most of the gods most of humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” — Richard Dawkins