Monday, August 13, 2012
Here's another entry for the Internet Movie Liturgical Database (descendant of the IMFDB and the IMDB). The above is the "Basilica of the Immaculate Conception" in "Red Mass", season 4, episode 4 of The West Wing.
That's definitely not a Catholic Church. Not visible in this photo is that above the sanctuary there's a balcony with seats facing down the nave.
Oh, and for the scene's most prominent music they used Vivaldi's Gloria. That piece of music lasts about half an hour and no one in their right mind would program it for Mass.
Posted by Samuel J. Howard at 7:54 PM
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
In the New England Review Vol. 33, No. 1 (2012):
Poem with You Drinking a Cup of Coffee
The complete poem is here (except that the word "you" in the final line should be italicized.)This poem has no occasion.I edited that out a long time ago.
It, like a body, or like a memory,
has rebuilt itself over time:
each of its component parts
has been exchanged for newer,
more efficient ones, so that now,
when I overhear someone
saying the word “coffee,”
you are drinking a cup of coffee....
Posted by Samuel J. Howard at 12:53 AM