Hanging on to summer by a thread

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As the temperature here dips into the 30s at night (yes, in late September), my spirit clings somewhat pathetically to images of summer – this one from the summer before last, along Lake Crescent on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The flowers are foxgloves.

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Forget it, Roman: it’s Chinatown

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You probably know the story by now, so I won’t belabor it. To mark Roman Polanski’s unexpected arrest by Swiss officials, here’s the original trailer to “Chinatown”. If you’ve never seen the film, I can assure you that it is much better than the trailer, which is nevertheless charmingly kitschy-