Theater Review: “The Agitators”

Theater Review: “The Agitators”

You probably know the names Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, but you may not know that the two civil rights activists were close friends. “The Agitators” puts them on stage together and tracks that friendship through nearly five decades as they...
A Night At The Comedy Store

A Night At The Comedy Store

While I was in Los Angeles last week, I caught up with several friends, including my old college pal Phil, who joined me for dinner at a place on Sunset Boulevard. Afterwards, we walked over to The Comedy Store, a venue I hadn’t been to for some thirty years....
The Show Won’t Go On

The Show Won’t Go On

Members of the Wallenda family falling off the high wire and plummeting to their deaths — repeatedly. Orchestra conductors having heart attacks in the middle of symphonies. Owen Hart dropping from the rafters in a wrestling stunt gone wrong. These are just some...
Theater Review: Derren Brown “Secret”

Theater Review: Derren Brown “Secret”

More than four decades ago, my parents took me to the Cort Theater on Broadway to see “The Magic Show,” starring Doug Henning. He was different than all the other magicians I’d seen on TV who wore tuxedoes and made doves appear out of their sleeves. Henning wore a...
Unimpeachable Random Thoughts

Unimpeachable Random Thoughts

Pundits say even if the Democrats in the House do impeach Trump, there’s no way the spineless Republicans in the Senate will convict him in an impeachment trial. The same was said about Nixon, until enough GOP Senators decided his corruption and coverup were too much...
Tour De Europe 6

Tour De Europe 6

This is the sixth in my series of stories from our recent vacation. You can read the earlier entries here. I’ll wrap up this series, logically, with our return to the United States, through the absolute mess that is the Customs and Border Control checkpoint at...