Friday, April 18, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Teacher, Teacher

Now that I've been this new job for more than half a year, I've started to realize how curious it really is.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

Here are things I expected to do this weekend: rid out my closet; take the dogs for longer walks because the weather is finally inching from grudgingly-not-freezing to holy-cow-almost-pleasant; perhaps have a nice meal somewhere out of the way.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Andy Hardy Takes a Trip

He didn't have all that many great scripts, but one contained a line that might sum up most of his life: "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Different Kind of Buzz

Don't let the wild-eyed look fool you - what we have here is a gentle soul and a very catchy version of a tune that can seem a tad ubiquitous...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sweater Boy

Sexy William Powell.  Who knew?  Amusing, intriguing, gallant, flirtatious, sure - but this level of va-va-va-voom is news to me.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Shameless Sunday Camp Explosion: Fire Away

Camp refuses both the harmonies of traditional seriousness, and the risks of fully identifying with extreme states of feeling.
- Susan Sontag, "Notes on Camp"

Saturday, March 29, 2014


On a fine March day 35 years ago, there I was sitting in Concert Choir, right where I liked to be, just behind and slightly to the left of Scott Edelman, who had a truly epic backside and was my guide - what with me being, to be kind, what cruel judges on television singing contests call "pitchy" - toward hitting any note above middle-C.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Word to the Wise

When dining out, sometimes it's just as well not to know what's going on in the kitchen...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tall, Dark...

...and winning.  Meet the remarkably well set-up Mr. Ayman Moussa, who among other achievements is none other than Mr. Lebanon 2013.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sparkle, Plenty

If Adrian and Erté had gone for marriage equality avant la lettre and had a son, with Liberace sitting in as godmother...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Come On-a Her House

Let's brighten the end of this gloomy week with a true ray of starry sunshine - the latest magnum opus in the magnificent career of that Levantine ultrastar, Miss Nancy Ajram.