When Ed Sullivan Saved La Mancha

When Ed Sullivan Saved La Mancha

Yesterday, in reviewing Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” I wrote about the original Broadway musical “The Man Of La Mancha.” I mentioned that my parents saw it, but I didn’t, because I was too young. However, in...
Picture Of The Day: Aaron Beats Ruth

Picture Of The Day: Aaron Beats Ruth

Forty-five years ago today, Henry Aaron hit his 715th career home run, breaking the long-standing record of Babe Ruth. It was one of the rare times when TV networks that weren’t carrying the game live cut into their regular programming to carry the action....
Picture Of The Day: Dick Dale

Picture Of The Day: Dick Dale

Dick Dale, the king of surf guitar, has died at 81. You probably know his 1962 song “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used to great effect in the opening of “Pulp Fiction” in 1994. That made the song a hit all over again, and led to Dale...
Greatest Teaser Movie Trailer Ever

Greatest Teaser Movie Trailer Ever

Like many people, I have complained about movie trailers for a long time, because instead of teasing, they reveal too much. If it’s a comedy, the trailer spoils the jokes (or includes the only funny lines). If it’s a mystery, the trailer gives away the...
Picture Of The Day

Picture Of The Day

Last fall, I told you about “RiZe Up,” the latest album from political song parodist Roy Zimmerman. Now comes video of the Girls Choir of Wilmington (Delaware) and the Wilmington Youth Symphony Orchestra performing the title tune. Kudos to choir director...