All Things Entertaining and Cultural

My Philadelphia Story: A Tourist in My Hometown

I am a traveler, and several factors make travel unlikely for the nonce. Yet I am lucky to live in a city, and region, with infinite variety. As much I … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gravity — a movie by Alfonso Cuaron

 Posing a situation or telling a story is never enough.       Even in writing a scientific tract, a history, or a documentary, when presentation of fact is paramount, some style, … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shirley Jones — Ingenue Image, Authentic Adult

Right before taking stage to do a show, Shirley Jones receives a telephone call at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco where she is appearing with her first husband, Jack … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m Still in Therapy — Bristol Riverside Theatre

 Anyone whose elderly parents carry mobile telephones is bound to see the reality and humor every time comedian and playwright Steve Solomon attempts to carry on a conversation with his … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Family — a movie by Luc Besson

    As I watched the opening scenes of Luc Besson’s wry and wicked movie, The Family, I was reminded  of a story Mike Franzese, a made man who supplied State’s … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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