Category Archives: Entertainment

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

My Own Grey Gardens

Late last Monday, my American Dream was auctioned off. On the cold granite steps in front of town hall, my house of twenty-one years was sold in a foreclosure sale. As the late afternoon sun cast a golden haze on

My Own Grey Gardens

Late last Monday, my American Dream was auctioned off. On the cold granite steps in front of town hall, my house of twenty-one years was sold in a foreclosure sale. As the late afternoon sun cast a golden haze on

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

Anniversary Edition From the Vault Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

Anniversary Edition From the Vault Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

Betty White and Dog

Betty White- Thank You For Being a Friend

  Guest post by Stanley Katz I guess you could call it puppy love. If all America’s sweetheart had ever done was advocate for dogs, Betty White would still be a golden girl in my book. An outspoken animal rights

Betty White and Dog

Betty White- Thank You For Being a Friend

  Guest post by Stanley Katz I guess you could call it puppy love. If all America’s sweetheart had ever done was advocate for dogs, Betty White would still be a golden girl in my book. An outspoken animal rights

R.I.P. Monkees Mike Nesmith

Just as every girl had her favorite Beatle, so it was with the Monkees. While lead singer Davy Jones with his devilish English accent, blew the minds of most prepubescent girls right into orbit,  wool-capped Mike Nesmith with his deadpan

R.I.P. Monkees Mike Nesmith

Just as every girl had her favorite Beatle, so it was with the Monkees. While lead singer Davy Jones with his devilish English accent, blew the minds of most prepubescent girls right into orbit,  wool-capped Mike Nesmith with his deadpan

Superman Gets Woke

Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto. Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth,

Superman Gets Woke

Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto. Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth,

Andrew Cuomo – Goofus or Gallant?

  Andrew Cuomo’s resignation seems to have deeply divided camps when it comes to an elected official’s accountably and consequences. With my own mixed feelings about his stepping down, one thing is clear it certainly isn’t black and white the

Andrew Cuomo – Goofus or Gallant?

  Andrew Cuomo’s resignation seems to have deeply divided camps when it comes to an elected official’s accountably and consequences. With my own mixed feelings about his stepping down, one thing is clear it certainly isn’t black and white the

The Toxic Workplace and the Entitled Male. Getting Personal with the Personnel is Not OK

There was a time when sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace were laughed off, dismissed as good-natured fun. “Boys will be boys,” said with a shrug of the shoulders. “It’s just who they are,” whispered in ladies’ rooms with

The Toxic Workplace and the Entitled Male. Getting Personal with the Personnel is Not OK

There was a time when sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace were laughed off, dismissed as good-natured fun. “Boys will be boys,” said with a shrug of the shoulders. “It’s just who they are,” whispered in ladies’ rooms with

Beverly Cleary And Henry Huggins Book

Beverly Cleary, An Ageless Appeal  

  It was clear to anyone who knew me as a child that Beverly Cleary was my favorite author. Browsing the shelves of my local suburban library was an adored childhood activity in the 1960s. With my yellow paper library

Beverly Cleary And Henry Huggins Book

Beverly Cleary, An Ageless Appeal  

  It was clear to anyone who knew me as a child that Beverly Cleary was my favorite author. Browsing the shelves of my local suburban library was an adored childhood activity in the 1960s. With my yellow paper library