Category Archives: Books

Gentleman Jack Proves She Ain’t No Gentleman on HBO

“She was a real player.  She was very good at sex. It was high on her agenda of what was important.”–writer/director Sally Wainwright. There was nothing ordinary about Anne Lister (1791-1840). Wealthy Yorkshire landowner, businesswoman, diarist and international gadabout Anne … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cable, Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Remembering Perry Miller Adato 1920-2018

“I don’t think you can teach anybody anything, whether it’s about art, architecture, literature, or social issues unless you entertain them. You simply cannot lecture people.  You have to involve them emotionally: make them laugh, excite them or make them … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Film, Music, Theater, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Carol Burnett Celebrates a Golden Jubilee on CBS

“There is a place for good fun that the whole family can watch.”– Carol Burnett. If, like me, you’ve been held hostage this year by the psychodrama playing out in our nation’s Capitol and the devastation left behind by horrific hurricanes … Continue reading

Posted in Books, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

PBS Rebroadcasts The Boys of ’36 on American Experience

Yes, I’m on vacation and I’m surrounded by water…the optimum venue from which to give you a shout-out about the rebroadcast of American Experience’s rousing documentary about Olympic rowers.  The Boys of ’36 reruns on PBS tonight, Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Film, Publishing, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

American Experience Remembers The Boys of ’36

I’m writing this blog post from the second floor porch of a Victorian B&B in Ocean Grove, NJ, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a brisk wind off the ocean today, but the sparkling white caps and the fishing boats hovering close to shore hold promise … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Film, Publishing, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

James Bond Is Back and I Finally Got Him

Where the heck have I been? I confess that the only reason I attended an early screening of the latest James Bond film, Spectre, was because of my new “appreciation” (G-rated word here) for Daniel Craig. I’ve become a big fan … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey Debuts on American Masters

Before Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero died in September 2012 at age 95, he agreed to be filmed by filmmakers Raymond Telles and Yvan Iturriaga. Their hour-long film profile, incorporating Guerrero’s gracious commentary, American Masters–Pedro E. Guerrero:  A Photographer’s Journey, finally debuts on … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Film, Photography, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments