Sunday, October 11, 2020

World Food Day

In recognition of World Food Day coming up this week on October 16, I unearthed some lesser-known moments in food history – such as the lone survivor of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption in AD 79 who went on the create the lava cake. More here, but try not to reguritate.

Friday, October 2, 2020

John Wayne on The Big Trail

Ninety years ago on Oct. 2, “The Big Trail” premiered in Los Angeles at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (as it was then known). While Wayne had appeared in some 20 prior films, “The Big Trail” was the first motion picture in which the actor received top billing. No doubt about it, that's Duke. Story here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Remembering Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis passed away 10 years ago today, Sept 29. What a great actor he was in films such as Some Like It Hot, The Defiant Ones, Sweet Smell of Success, The Black Shield of Falworth, and Houdini. His last wife shares some thoughts about him and what she’ll be doing today. Link to story here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Mad Macs of the Middle Ages

Macbeth is generally regarded as one of the best tragedies ever written. It’s a compelling drama, although the obscure language and symbolism can be as baffling as a Kanye West blog post.

So for those of you who took AP Cosmetology instead of English during high school, here’s a summary of the plot: Macbeth’s villainous wife, Gruoch, convinces her hubby to rub out Scottish King Duncan, clearing the way for Mr. Mac to assume the royal throne.

Honestly, that's about the gist of it........ continued here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Neil Sedaka

We're some 5 months into COVID chaos and through it all 81-year-old Neil Sedaka has been presenting mini concerts from his home to brighten the days for his fans. Some 90 of them - mini concerts that is, not fans. He took this photo yesterday especially for our interview and story. Thanks Neil.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Planet Towns

Welcome to Mars, and other US towns that share the names of planets. Beam me up the story, Scotty, Link here.