I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
The new season of Dancing With the Stars doesn’t start for another couple of months and, I don’t know about you, but I need a fix so I’m posting my phone interview with Rumer Willis, who won Season 20 with cutie pie Val Chmerkovskiy. [Read more…]
Watching Dancing With the Stars has been my guilty pleasure for years.
I never thought I’d be interested in anything having to do with ballroom dancing but, like millions of viewers, I find the show irresistible. Plus, I’m enamored with Val Chmerkovskiy. [Read more…]
Watching the Academy Awards is akin to a religious experience to me.
Okay, that’s a little dramatic – in keeping with the subject matter – but it is my favorite night of the year and one that I take seriously. I turn down viewing parties, and the only people I will watch with are my family members. And even they have to be quiet. [Read more…]
As I wrote the other day, this year marks the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s iconic Court and Spark. This album was so important to so many people that Louise Crawford, who runs Brooklyn Social Media, organized a very special event in her neighborhood to commemorate the occasion. It’s one of those times I wished I still lived in New York. [Read more…]
I don’t remember the first time I heard Joni Mitchell because it seems like her songs have always been there, in the background, providing the soundtrack to my life. [Read more…]
There are dysfunctional families, and then there are DYSFUNCTIONAL families. [Read more…]
Last week was amazing. I got a chance to see two fascinating movies, Arthur Newman and Mud, participate in World Book Night, have lunch with some of my local blogging friends, take a pizza-making class and meet two of my all-time favorite role models – Anna Quindlen and Katie Couric. I did most of these things with my other favorite role model, Edith Alter — my mom — who is better known to my readers as “The Cute Tomato.” [Read more…]