Quintessential New Yorker Toby Lightman Wows LA at the Hotel Café

Patrick O’Heffernan: She thrilled a standing-room-only crowd with songs ranging from her earliest releases to the title song from her new album, Every Kind of People.

Toby Lightman

A Time for Change

Robert Nelson: Hamilton’s film is particularly important to those who were too young to experience the period. This film defies the popular image that the ‘60s were about sex, drugs and rock and roll.

1971

Whiplash, Foxcatcher, Skewed Values, and Being a Winner

Walter Moss: What really sets these two films apart from most others is that these two encourage us to struggle with the question of how best to lead one’s life.

Whiplash

Fascists in Florida

Paul Lojeski: The Politburo, after secret deliberations in darkened conference rooms decreed that all government officials shall henceforth be prohibited from uttering the words “climate change”.

Fascists in Florida

Poetry of Sorrow and Hope

Lawrence Wittner: David Krieger’s new book of poems―Wake Up!―shows us that poetry engaged with world affairs can be very powerful.

wake up

Stage

Trevor

Monkey Biz

Ed Rampell: Trevor epitomizes the L.A. theatrical trend of actors with big and little screen credits stretching their artistic muscles by treading on the boards – and perhaps showcasing a production in hope that it might be picked up by Broadway, Hollywood, etc.

Figaro A Noise Within

The Original Working Class Hero: Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!

Ed Rampell: Some may find Michael Michetti’s direction and this often frenetically paced two-acter to be witty, with dazzling word play, expertly acted and roguishly charming. Others may consider it to be half-witty, broad, loud and over the top.

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Film

1971

A Time for Change

Robert Nelson: Hamilton’s film is particularly important to those who were too young to experience the period. This film defies the popular image that the ‘60s were about sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Whiplash

Whiplash, Foxcatcher, Skewed Values, and Being a Winner

Walter Moss: What really sets these two films apart from most others is that these two encourage us to struggle with the question of how best to lead one’s life.

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Humor

dating older men

Fast & Furious: Dating Men In Their 50s

Treva Brandon Scharf: So men, before you break out into a cold sweat, know that all this is well intended and researched. I’ve gathered input from three of my most trusted single girlfriends whose ages range from 40s to mid-50s. They’re smart, sane, successful, and they’re here to help.

Wild Old Dog

A Wild Old Dog Come to Sit With Me

Chuck Orloski: Although I think my wife likes me, and since fasting was on my mind, I thought I’d test her religion skills, and asked, “Uh, have you forgotten today’s Ash Wednesday, Carol… no meat?”

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Music

Toby Lightman

Quintessential New Yorker Toby Lightman Wows LA at the Hotel Café

Patrick O’Heffernan: She thrilled a standing-room-only crowd with songs ranging from her earliest releases to the title song from her new album, Every Kind of People.

The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew Kills It

Patrick Heffernan: The film The Wrecking Crew, directed by his son Denny Tedesco, is the story of his father and the musicians who brought the nation rock and roll. It opens in Los Angeles, Orange County, New York and other cities on March 13th.

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Poetry

Fascists in Florida

Fascists in Florida

Paul Lojeski: The Politburo, after secret deliberations in darkened conference rooms decreed that all government officials shall henceforth be prohibited from uttering the words “climate change”.

wake up

Poetry of Sorrow and Hope

Lawrence Wittner: David Krieger’s new book of poems―Wake Up!―shows us that poetry engaged with world affairs can be very powerful.

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Television

Laverne Cox

5 Reasons Laverne Cox Should Be the Fifth Co-Host on The View

Frank McAlpin: Let me just say how unbelievably important and inspiring, on multiple levels, it would be if Laverne Cox joined The View permanently! She would the most fabulous fifth co-host. There would never be a lack of realness or epic feathered headpieces!

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Plimpton: The Effete Everyman of Ink and Screen

Ed Rampell: The so-called “participatory journalist” would step into the ring with champ Archie Moore in order to write about boxing or fly through the air with the greatest unease at a circus to get the insider take on being a trapeze artist.

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Spirituality

Dignity in Education

Dignity in Education (Part 2)

Robert Fuller: In the twenty-first century, as more and more people realize their model-building potential, the capacity for, and experience of, enlightenment will spread throughout the world, much as reading and writing did in the twentieth.

Dignity in Education

Dignity in Education

Robert Fuller: One of the clearest indications that we are–at least in some areas–already moving toward the dignitarian ideal is the remarkable evolution of child-rearing practices that has occurred since the 1960s.

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