TV Review: “Tiger King”

TV Review: “Tiger King”

Like you, I’ve been hungry to find streaming video shows worth binge-watching while we’re sheltering at home. This weekend, I found a doozy on Netflix. “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” is a documentary about people who owned exotic...
My Nate ‘n Al Story

My Nate ‘n Al Story

When I read that the famed Hollywood delicatessen Nate ‘n Al has closed, I remembered a story about the only time I went there. Fifteen or twenty years ago, I called my friend Jon Macks — longtime writer for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and...
Out For A Walk

Out For A Walk

While out walking this afternoon, Martha and I noticed lots of people similarly enjoying the sunshine — walking dogs, riding bikes, doing lawn work, or something (anything!) that got the kids out of the house. We ran into a couple of friends and spent several...
POTD: What The World Needs Now

POTD: What The World Needs Now

On a flight home from her truncated college semester at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College, senior composition major Shelbie Rassler had an idea — get her peers who are sheltering at home to each record a piece of her arrangement of the Burt...
POTD: The Dinner Feeder

POTD: The Dinner Feeder

This Picture Of The Day comes from Joseph Herscher, who creates clever machines in his Brooklyn apartment to solve everyday problems with Rube-Goldberg-like designs. His latest is a device that feeds him dinner… The whole thing reminds me of this scene in...