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Final Jeopardy – 1/6/14 January 6, 2014

   

QUESTION COMBO - SML

   

The Answer

   

 

RIP – James Gandolfini (9/18/61 – 6/19/13) June 20, 2013

   

GANDOLFINI

   

 

Literate Snark December 16, 2012

 

Catching up on my magazines I came across this absolutely delicious piece of writing in an article entitled: The Man Who Came to Broadway

 

Not since the critic John Simon shuffled off into semi-retirement to give his fangs a long overdue rest has Broadway enjoyed a more hissable villain than the New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel, who feasts on rumors of major productions about to go under like a vulture wearing a dinner bib.

 

                James Wolcott, Vanity Fair, November 2012

 

I. Love. This. Sentence.

 

Art Porn June 24, 2012

 

Vanity Fair is one of my favorite magazines. The articles are intelligent, in-depth and educational and expose me to a ton of things outside my own little corner of the world. They make me think and I do so enjoy the gorgeous photography within its pages. The current issue, I think, has absolutely outdone itself.

 

The cover girl for this issue is Kristen Stewart. Admittedly, I am not a fan of the whole Twilight series (sorry Janie), or any of the people involved but Kristen looks lovely and I did enjoy the interview. After finishing up with Kristen I turned the page and squealed. Seriously, I did. Look at this picture:

 


I can’t stop marveling at this collection of artists.

 

In the actual magazine there’s a Spotlight article in the upper right corner.

 


 

How incredible is this center spread? Let me count the ways:

 

 

The actors:

(some of the my personal favorites and some of the finest in the world)

Mandy Patinkin, Jesse L. Martin, Blythe Danner, Lily Rabe, Jonathan Groff, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Donna Murphy, Audra McDonald, James Earl Jones, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Oliver Platt

 

The photographer:

Annie Leibovitz

 

The reason:

The 50th Anniversary of Joseph Papp’s Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theatre.

 

The article:

Written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony Kushner!

(Angels in America)

 

 

It’s like a perfect storm of artistic goodness. This is a true example of Art Porn.

 

 

And – there’s a video!

 

The Daily Hotness – Daniel Sunjata January 5, 2011

Daniel Sunjata on IMDB

Daniel Sunjata

Rescue Me

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Cyrano de Bergerac

The Bronx is Burning

The Devil Wears Prada

Love Monkey

Law & Order

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Brother to Brother

All My Children

D.C.

 

RIP – Pete Postlethwaite January 3, 2011

Pop Eater article

Pete Postlewaite at IMDB

Pete Postlethwaite at wiki

Pete Postlethwaite at Screenrush

Order of the British Empire

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Inception

Clash of the Titans

Alien 3

The Age of Stupid

Waving at Trains

Criminal Justice

The Omen

Aeon Flux

The Constant Gardener

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Romeo + Juliet

The Usual Suspects

James and the Giant Peach

Martin Chuzzlewitt

The Last of the Mohicans

Coronation Street

 

The Daily Hotness – Mikhail Baryshnikov December 19, 2010

BARYSHNIKOV SCULPTURE by STERETT-GITTINGS KELSEY

BARYSHNIKOV WITH MERCE CUNNINGHAM

Mikhail Baryshnikov on wikipedia

Mikhail Baryshnikov on IMDB

Encyclopedia Britannica

Baryshnikov fan site

N.Y. Times Baryshnikov Navigator

Baryshnikov Behind the Camera

Daily News article on Misha’s dance photography

People article, 1985

NY Magazine interview with Baryshnikov and Merce Cunningham

The Turning Point

The Nutcracker

White Nights

Carmen

Sex and the City

The Kirov Ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet

New York City Ballet

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet

The National Ballet of Canada

The American Ballet Theatre

Baryshnikov Arts Center

George Balanchine

Gelsey Kirkland

Mark Morris

Jerome Robbins

Twyla Tharp

Glen Tetley

Twyla Tharp

National Medal of Arts

Modern Dance

 

The Daily Hotness – David Morse December 17, 2010

David Morse at IMDB

David Morse on wiki


St. Elsewhere


Dancer in the Dark

The Negotiator

The Green Mile

The Hurt Locker

The Long Kiss Goodnight

The Rock

12 Monkeys

The Crossing Guard

16 Blocks

House, M.D.

John Adams

The Indian Runner

Treme

Homicide: Life on the Street

Midnight Caller

Hack

Disturbia

Friday the 13th: The Series

Drama Desk Award

Obie Award

Drama League Award

Lucille Lortel Award

Nathaniel Bowditch

Hall of Presidents

 

Happy Birthday Steve Buscemi December 13, 2010

Steve Buscemi at IMDB

Steve Buscemi at wiki

Steve Buscemi blog

Boardwalk Empire

The Sopranos

Monsters, Inc.

Trees Lounge

Ghost World

The Big Lebowski

Con Air

Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead

Reservoir Dogs

Big Fish

Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

New York City Fire Department

World Trade Center

 

Happy Birthday Rita Moreno December 11, 2010

Rita Moreno on IMBD

Rita Moreno on wikipedia

NNDB

West Side Story on IMDB

West Side Story (film) on wikipedia

Oz

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Wanted

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego

The Electric Company

NEA National Medal of Arts

EGOT

Sarah Siddons Award