It’s hard to believe that Viggo Mortensen is 62 years old now, celebrating his birthday on October 20. Best known in his role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Viggo is loved by fans for his contribution to Tolkien’s Strider-turned-King-Elessar: a role he almost turned down if not for his son, Henry, who convinced him of the character’s importance. In the years after Aragorn, though, Viggo has not been idle, and there is far more to him than the average viewer may know.
Who could have known that on September 5, 1946 in Zanzibar (now Tanzania), a legend would be born? Mercury, or at that time, Farrokh Bulsara, born to Parsi-Indian parents Bomi and Jer Bulsara, would have said he always knew. He became known for his confidence and showmanship that was rivaled by no other, and he always felt that he had that something extra.
It seems all year we have been saying how it can't get any worse. Every day, there are new memes appearing about 2020 and its nightmares. Go home, 2020. You're drunk. Well, now 2020 got behind the wheel of a car while drunk. Everyone across social media and news outlets is expressing shock and heartbreak over Chadwick Boseman's death on August 28. The day the Black Panther died.
Streaming this month on Amazon Prime was Capone, a film that critics hacked into like one of the renowned gangster lord’s cigar cutters. And while I can certainly agree that there was a lot more the film could have shown (I remember finishing it the first time thinking, “That could have been a lot better”), the reason that what it accomplished has gone largely unappreciated is because it wasn’t what people expected from a film named after Scarface himself. It was not an action film, but a dark, psychological drama about the horrors of physical and mental degradation.
Steady earthen swirls of amber you find everywhere in the rocks, in clouds lifting and spiraling to celestial plains. In the design of your thumbprint. In the design of your thumbprint used to finger paint. In the design of your thumbprint used to finger paint the way your therapist showed you. In the design... In the...
The first guitar I learned to play in childhood
an old blonde Yamaha, cheap and chipped
that my brother said he sold for drug money