Monthly Archives: July 2013

My Picks for July’s Best TV, Book, Movie, Theater and More

Where is the summer going?? As another warm weather month winds down, I have selected, as I did last month, my favorite pop culture experiences from the last 30 days. (See my picks for June here.) Here we go… BEST … Continue reading

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See You On Monday…

Sorry for the lack of posts…I’m currently relaxing on a beach! I will be back on Monday, so stay tuned…

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Sutton Foster and VIOLET are Transcendent

It’s been a week of highs and lows for Sutton Foster. Yesterday ABC Family finally announced what we have all been expecting for some time — it has canceled Bunheads, the critically acclaimed show created by Gilmore Girls‘ Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring … Continue reading

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THE WAY, WAY BACK is Way, Way Awesome

I don’t tend to spend much time at the movie theaters during the summer months, as I’m not a big fan of superheroes and comic books. I am interested, however, in sweet, heartfelt, hysterical movies like The Way, Way Back, which I … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Surprising From the Emmy Nominations

After spending weeks Predicting the Emmy Nominations, I woke up like a kid on Christmas morning — well — if I wasn’t Jewish that it is — to see who actually made the cut. (Check out a full list of … Continue reading

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Martha Plimpton is the Coolest, Smartest Actor in the Business

My partner and I were catching up on old episodes of The Good Wife last night — we are embarrassingly behind, having just completed Season 3 — and were delighted to discover the wonderful Martha Plimpton make a return appearance to the … Continue reading

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Will Pilots From HBO, AMC, FX, Bravo and Showtime Get Picked Up?

Every month cable networks announce that they have put shows into development or ordered pilots. That’s usually followed by little bits of casting news. And then — radio silence. Devoted TV nerds like myself are left wondering whether these sounds-good-on-paper shows … Continue reading

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Checking My Work: How Did I Fare With My Emmy Nomination Predictions?

I’ve already spelled out The Good, The Bad and The Surprising From the Emmy Nominations, but after spending the past month Predicting the Emmy Nominations, I had to close the loop by going back and seeing how I fared. Turns … Continue reading

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“People Hate People Who Are Cute” — Aaryn’s Most Ridiculous Quotes from Episode 10 of BIG BROTHER

Well, despite being the most hated houseguest in America and inside the Big Brother house, Aaryn somehow managed to escape eviction this week. Great — at least one more week with America’s favorite racist. Here are her most entertaining — or, in … Continue reading

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Game, Set and Match: VOLLEYGIRLS is a Charming Victory for NYMF

Festival productions are hit and miss, and much more often than not, they are miss. I’m happy to report that Volleygirls, now playing at The Pershing Square Signature Center as part of The New York Musical Theater Festival, puts one in … Continue reading

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