What’s up with the weather at home? I’m sitting in the airport in Portland waiting to head east, but my flight’s been pushed back for several hours.

Hooray for an airport with free wi-fi!

Checking my email, I find this from the Tenement Museum (108 Orchard St.), about tomorrow night’s installment in their outstanding Tenement Talks series:

tenement_ScenesfromtheCity_11.jpgScenes from the City: Filmmaking in
New York
with James

Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 PM

From King
Kong climbing the Empire State Building to the Stay Puft Marshmallow
Man lumbering through Columbus
, New York

has been the setting for some of the most recognizable moments on film.
Filmmaker and author James Sanders joins us for an illustrated lecture
about how movies like 42nd
, Taxi Driver, and Annie
made an already famous city into a mythic one.

Maybe if my jet-lag’s worn off by then I’ll be able to catch it myself.