Internet Heroes Of Genius

Internet Heroes Of Genius

In the late 1990s, Bud Light ran a series of commercials paying tribute to Real Men Of Genius. Conceived by copywriter Bob Winter and art director Mark Gross – and co-created with copywriter Bill Cimino – at DDB Chicago, the hilarious commercials mockingly honored Mr....
Remembering Johnny Thompson

Remembering Johnny Thompson

Three weeks ago, I wrote about the death of Johnny Thompson, one of the most revered names in magic. In addition to his decades on stage, he also worked behind the scenes with Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, Criss Angel, and so many others. Not long after his death,...
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...