If this neat little equation (word above, meaning hiding below) is all there is to language, why do we keep talking?It isn’t simply because we believe meaning might someday, after all these centuries, be released from the depths and join its attendant word on the surface of the earth.Meanwhile, in Mexico, Bridget and the counselor know they are violating unbreakable rules by even spending private time together, but Bridget sets her sights on the guy and stages a campaign of attraction and seduction that is more or less irresistible.
Here we have a premise that could easily inspire a teenage comedy of comprehensive badness, but "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is always sweet and sometimes surprisingly touching, as the jeans accompany each girl on a key step of her journey to adulthood.
The movie, like "Mystic Pizza" (1988), assembles a group of talented young actresses who have already done good work separately and now participate in a kind of showcase.
America Ferrera (whose "Real Women Have Curves" remains one of the best recent coming-of-age films) plays Carmen, who lives with her Puerto Rican mother and is thrilled to be spending the summer with her absentee non-Puerto Rican father.
Alexis Bledel, who struck entirely different notes in "Sin City," is Lena, off to visit her grandparents and other relatives on a Greek island.
It is because words aren’t completely successful at hiding what they know.
They are too close to emotion.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR SASHA STEENSEN is the author of four books of poetry, most recently House of Deer, and Essay Press is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2016 Essay Press Open Book Contest judged by Carla Harryman: Litany for the Long Moment by Mary-Kim Arnold and Of Sphere by Karla Kelsey, which will be published in Fall 2017.
If there really is an island this sun-drenched, with a village this filled with white stucco and deep shade, populated by people who are this jolly and loving and who throw a feast on a moment's notice, then I don't know why I'm not there instead of here.
Lena's Greek relatives are, however, extremely protective of her chastity, which may exist primarily in their dreams, and she gets a crush on a local teen god.
I knew I couldn’t write myself to sleep, but I also knew that I would not learn to sleep again without looking sleeplessness in the eye. AN EXCERPT FROM EP 40 “While I had begun this essay in sisterhood with the agoraphobic, I eventually began to feel the deep-down closing in on me.
Somehow, I managed to feel both claustrophobic and exposed at once. The flashing cursor became an entrance and an exit, obscured by every word I typed.