Movie Review: “In The Heights”

Movie Review: “In The Heights”

A few years before he set a new standard for a smash hit on Broadway with “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda had another successful show. “In The Heights” ran for three years and won the Tony for Best Musical. Now it has come to the big (and small)...
A Cautionary Joe Manchin Tale

A Cautionary Joe Manchin Tale

In the fifth episode of the fifth season of “The West Wing” entitled “A Constituency Of One,” Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) made a big mistake by not paying attention to the demands of Chris Carrick, a conservative Democratic senator from Idaho...
“Jeopardy!” Update

“Jeopardy!” Update

Mayim Bialik has done a good job over her two weeks as “Jeopardy!” guest host. As with Aaron Rodgers, it’s clear she’s a fan of the show and can handle its hosting duties well while having fun. I’d put her third on the Best Of list behind Ken...
Marv

Marv

I got a little thrill the other night when I came across Marv Albert calling a Knicks playoff game on TNT. They ended up losing the game and being eliminated from the post-season, but just hearing that voice doing play-by-play for that team sent my mind reeling back...
Pizza Resistance

Pizza Resistance

Two years ago, I wrote about my snobbishness when it comes to pizza, a trait that tracks back to my high school years, when I was the weekend delivery guy for a pizzeria near my home on Long Island. In that piece, I discussed the difficulty of finding good pizza in...