BADA BING! BADA BOOM!

Oct 28

BADA BING! BADA BOOM!

The Sopranos set off a war among the Fortunato Family, as I suspect it did with Italian-Americans across the nation. On the one side were those who saw it as a good show, well written, well acted, well photographed (we’ll get to that later). They watched it every week. You got a problem with that? Well, yes, yes, I do. And so did my father, and so did one of...

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THE SCOPE WARS

Oct 21

THE SCOPE WARS

There’s clutter, and then there’s clutter. The clutter in my bathroom — which involves lots of perfume bottles, a green and pink striped cosmetic case, a purple sachet, little bottles of shampoos from hotels of all nations, a porcelain clock, a leopard print soap dish with a matching candle stick, and a small collection of rubber duckies all in a row —...

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The Doctor Is Definitely In!

Oct 13

The Doctor Is Definitely In!

Group therapy was never like this. Group therapy was exactly like this. Sessions — a new musical revue starring Robert Newman in which  In Treatment meets A Chorus Line  — will make you wonder if group therapy could possibly be that much fun. It couldn’t. Trust me. But the play is, and I’m really getting to really like The Algonquin, the small...

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Sounds Like A Plan

Oct 02

Sounds Like A Plan

The Art of Procrastination You gotta have a plan, or you’ll never be able to procrastinate in peace. Say you really don’t want to see that exhibit at the museum, the one everyone says you absolutely must see.  Here’s what you do: write it down in your date book with as much sincerity as you can muster. When you get to that day  — make it...

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