Basic Instinct

  The New York Times Hollywood’s Responsibility for Smoking Deaths By JOE ESZTERHAS  August 9, 2002 CLEVELAND — I’ve written 14 movies. My characters smoke in many of them, and they look cool and glamorous doing it. Smoking was an integral part of many of my screenplays because I was a militant smoker. It was… Continue reading Basic Instinct

Ahab to Zorba

Moby Dick  Chapter 30   The Pipe When Stubb had departed, Ahab stood for a while leaning over the bulwarks; and then, as had been usual with him of late, calling a sailor of the watch, he sent him below for his ivory stool, and also his pipe. Lighting the pipe at the binnacle lamp and… Continue reading Ahab to Zorba