Posts Categorized: Entertainment

One Week, Two Plays

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This week, Matt and I have two off-Broadway shows on the calendar. The first is called Beardo and it’s by Dave Malloy (aka the guy responsible for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). The plot? Basically, it’s a musical about the life and times of Rasputin. (It also stars Damon Daunno, who I saw for the first… Read more »

How to Start a Book Club

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I’m going to be honest: I’ve always been just a little bit anti-book club. The main reason? It just feels like a lot of pressure, plus I worry that the books that are on my reading list will get sidelined by insurmountable 500-page novels that I’ll never have time to get all the way through. But recently, I changed my mind.

“Manhattan” in New York

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One of my favorite lines from Woody Allen’s Manhattan is: “He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion.” As I come up on nine years of living here this winter, I felt like I could use a reminder of why I moved in the first place. (Seriously, the sweltering F train in the summer is enough… Read more »

Books Page: Fall Reading

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Well, fall—and the cool, crisp weather I love—has officially arrived, so I thought it was a good time to share a few books that I’m looking forward to reading over the next couple of months: 1. She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron. This book by journalist Richard Cohen sounds sweet and funny—an attempt to capture… Read more »

TV Page: Stranger Things

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Are you watching Stranger Things on Netflix? I’m not really one for horror TV shows—or movies for that matter—but I love Wynona Ryder and, after her comeback in Show Me a Hero, was intrigued to hear that she’d be making her Netflix debut in this 80s-set sci-fi original show. It’s only eight episodes in length (we’ve got two to go!) and it’s about… Read more »