Lighten up… It feels good

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Being a highly-organized, vertical storer can sometimes be a liability in a small apartment. Why I decided to declutter, lighten up and open my Etsy shop.

Today is World Elephant Day. Be herd.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Today is World Elephant Day. Send a message to Secretary Sally Jewell in support of President Obama’s proposal for a federal ivory ban. Make your voice #BeHerd, and spread the word. #SaveTheElephants.

The memorialization of 9/11, a personal journey

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Instead of feeling the triumph of human dignity over human depravity, and affirming the fundamental value of human life, my visit to the 911 Memorial Museum left me confused and devastated. As a New Yorker, perhaps I’m not the target audience.

To boo or not to boo

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

When is it right to boo? Or is it your right to boo? At the opera, at the theater, at a concert, at the stadiums – some boo, some don’t. Where do you stand on the issue?

There is no one alive who is Youer than You

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

On this National Read Across America Day 2015, the chosen book is Dr Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go. On the day that would have been his 111th birthday, catch up on the earlier political and social works by the acclaimed children’s author.

Last musings on film 2014 + 2015 Oscar predictions

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

When making predictions, the 2015 Oscar race goes from hands-down winners to guessing at the wire. My ballot is cast, here’s the rundown of my picks on who’s taking home Oscar gold.

It’s a mad mad mad world

Monday, January 19th, 2015

A found 1960 version of Mad Magazine prompts a look at social satire past and present.

My quirky, surprising + maybe a little expected top 10 films of 2014 list

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

The making of my top 10 film list: No one film stuck out as my favorite in 2014 – the one I’d be rooting for through awards season – as in previous years. That’s a good thing, I can spread the love around to those original, well-made films that surprised or intrigued me in some way.

Light the lights: My 2014 top 10 plays list is here

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Absurd, existential, expressionistic and very, very dark. That describes my 10 best plays of 2014. Sound ominous? No, I loved every minute of it – oh, and there was even some music and a bit of romance too!

Vanishing New York

Friday, April 18th, 2014

For long-time New Yorkers, the rich culture of the city is quickly vanishing. If it were being replaced by exciting new art, architecture and cultural venues, it would simply be business as usual in New York. Instead, those footprints are becoming luxury housing, drug stores and banks. Is that the future of the city?