Category Archives: The Arts

NYTimes’ Poet-in-Residence

Beginning in 2008, Dr. Larry Eisenberg  (see below)  contributed more than 13,000 letters to the Editor of the New York Times.  His huge output most often took the form of limericks regardless of the topic upon which he commented.  He … Continue reading

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The Top 25 War Movies of All Time

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s.  My Father fought WWII in Europe and missed a couple of my birthdays.  Like all my playmates, I watched every episode of “Victory at Sea” on a new thing called television.  It … Continue reading

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The Finest Mr. Hyde

Those of you too young to remember the actor, Jack Palance, missed a treat.  6’ 4”, until he got older and slouched to reach 6’ 3”, a former boxer and injured member of a WWII bomber crew whose face was “improved” … Continue reading

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Ferlinghetti Turns 100!

“Freedom of speech is always under attack By Fascist mentality, which exists, In all parts of the world, Unfortunately.” –Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (See above) is a poet (think the 1950s Beat generation) and founder (in the 1950s) of San … Continue reading

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Some Films’ 25th Anniversary

The website http://www.IMDB.com recently posted a list of films that were celebrating their Silver anniversary this year (ie, 1994 – 2019).  Here are some comments regarding my favorite films on that list. Forrest Gump:Received 13 Oscar nominations and won 6, including … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Comedians

The cover story of Time magazine, March 11, 2019 is about Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  One part of the article is entitled “The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.”  Ms. Louis-Dreyfus gives her 5 top choices.  Three of the choices I can easily … Continue reading

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Forty Years Later…

I still remember an ad for “Alien” that told us: “In space, no one can hear you scream.”  Yes, it was 1979 when we first met the creature that attached itself to someone and, later, burst out of their body … Continue reading

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Most Important Person Who Never Lived

In 2013, Time Books published “The 100 Most Influencial  People Who Never Lived.”  Guess what: Donald Trump, George Clooney, and Billie Jean King are not among them.  Of course not.  The point is: the most important people in an event … Continue reading

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Women Meet Monsters

Actress Julie Adams died on 2/3/19 at age 92.  She had 149 film credits from her work in movies and television and was busy from 1949 into the 21stcentury. She worked with many stars (eg, Jimmy Stewart, Rock Hudson , Elvis Presley).  … Continue reading

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TCM in February**

    Turner Classic Movies helps you focus on the coming Oscars with its month long festival of films shown on its TV channel.  Every night from  February 1 to March 3, it will show films for your enjoyment by … Continue reading

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