Archive for January 5th, 2015



Emerson String Quartet


by Sam Juliano

So now we are staring 2015 squarely in the face.  The end of the year holiday craze is now a memory to hold dearly, but time marches on and it is time to re-focus on our creative hankerings and personal goals for the new year.  At Wonders in the Dark plans are in place for some interesting projects, if available time is cooperative.  The site’s statistics have made a remarkable upturn over the past weeks, in good measure because of the year-end movie list enthusiasm and round-ups, and the Caldecott Medal Contender series, which has attracted big numbers in good measure because of the Facebook links.  Just yesterday the page view total was well over 1,400 on a day (Saturday) that is normally the lightest of every week.  The Right Word post was viewed by over 200, again a rarity at the time when social media has impacted the performances of blog sites everywhere.   Jim Clark’s extraordinary review of Jacques Demy’s Donkey Skin and Sachin Gandhi’s Top Ten Films of 2014 posts remain favorites.

For those readers and/or regular who are still FB holdouts, I urge you to re-consider.  The various pollings and all sorts of great subjects and dialogues are there in abundance.  The general perception by those who continue to resist it is erroneous. (more…)

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