Remembering the “One Priceless Moment”

If you watch only one documentary during this month’s 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, let it be In the Shadow of the Moon. British director David (“The Churchills”) Sington seamlessly tells the story of the U.S. space program —and much more—almost solely through interviews with some of the 24 astronauts who went to the moon. Among them:…

Post-mortem: A meditation on Mexico City’s Glorious Central Post Office

Confession time: I’m hopelessly sentimental about mail, the postman and the post office. It conjures up memories of long-distance romances, draft notices, treasured letters from home received in faraway lands, college admission news, acceptance and rejection letters for jobs or freelance writing gigs. As I write this I’ve got Spotify tuned to one of my…