Appreciating all that makes America special

Currently browsing: Featured

Americana: The Hollywood Bowl

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

As an East Coaster, I admit I had the “Hollywood Bowl” all wrong. I thought the name referred to the band shell, which...

Read More

Actor: James Dean

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Actor, Featured | 2 comments

Three movies. That’s all it took to create one of Hollywood’s most enduring legends. Oh, he had a couple of bit parts before...

Read More

TV Show: Arrested Development

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: Arrested Development

“Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.  It’s...

Read More

Travel: The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on Travel: The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel

You’ve stayed in those hotels where if you’ve seen one room, you’ve seen them all? That’s not how they do it at the...

Read More

Sports: Fantasy Football

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Fantasy Football

True confession to start: I’ve never won a fantasy football league. And the most embarrassing part is that I’ve really tried....

Read More

The Arts: New York City Ballet

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Featured, The Arts | Comments Off on The Arts: New York City Ballet

If you want to establish the credibility of your dance organization, one method is to point to the company’s founders. In the case of...

Read More

Film: Chinatown

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Film: Chinatown

I love film noir. Give me a good black and white mystery from the 1940s, maybe written by Raymond Chandler, with a tough private eye and a...

Read More

Actor: Will Ferrell

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Actor: Will Ferrell

I don’t think anyone will be comparing Will Ferrell’s acting ability with, say, Robert DeNiro anytime soon. I hope they never...

Read More

Travel: LA to Las Vegas Road Trip

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on Travel: LA to Las Vegas Road Trip

It’s about 300 miles, give or take a few casinos. You can make it in about five hours, provided you don’t travel during...

Read More

Kids Stuff: Pixy Stix

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Featured, Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kids Stuff: Pixy Stix

Want to hazard a guess about how Pixy Stix came to be popular? Okay, maybe you think it was created as a drink mix. But then kids found out...

Read More