Good boy, Petey!

Anyone up for hoops?  Behold, a little game of one-on-one with a dog. [Read more...]

Respect Life: "The Circle of Life"

One spring morning in 1998, my wife and I got up early and went down to 42nd St. and bought standing room to see this show, just a few weeks after it opened on Broadway.  We wanted to see what all the fuss was about.   Was it really that good? Well, yeah. And then some. [Read More...]

"I don't want to hear myself cry…"

That’s what 29-year-old Sloan Churman says on the stunning video below, wherein this young woman born deaf hears for the first time with a hearing implant. Break out the Kleenex.  You will hear her cry.  And yourself, too. [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Jim Henson, from Google

To celebrate and honor the master Muppeteer on what would have been his 75th birthday, the gang at Google has created a clever, one-of-a-kind doodle (above) that allows anyone using the search engine to become a digital puppeteer. Just visit your Google search page to play with it. The video below explains how it all [Read More...]

"Inspired and joyous"

Those two words were used by one critic to describe what has become for me the first must-see movie of the fall: “Being Elmo,” a documentary about Kevin Clash, the man behind the famous red Muppet. Fittingly, tomorrow is the late, great Jim Henson’s birthday (RIP), and a trailer for this documentary has just been [Read More...]

For the first day of fall: "September Song"

A drizzly, foggy, muggy day here in Manhattan — a perfect setting for a little black-and-white Durante, in a melancholy mood.   This rendition of “September Song,” from 1955, remains a classic. [Read more...]

Now that's using your head…!

How long until this crops up in someone’s liturgical dance? Behold, the Guiness World Record for most number of head spins in one minute (131!) It’s nice when someone has a hobby, isn’t it? [Read more...]

Smile. You're beautiful!

A little girl in Brazil underwent cleft lip surgery.  What happened when she saw her face the morning after?  Just watch. [Read more...]

On 9/11: Millennials will never forget

One week after the anniversary, here’s a moving and thoughtfully produced short film by Andrew Jenks that gives a different perspective.  It shows how young people were shaped by the events of September 11, 2001. [Read more...]

Imagine: he was found by nuns in a shoebox in Iraq, and he's singing today on TV

Incredible story of survival and hope.  Take a moment, go get a Kleenex, and then watch.  You can thank me later. [Read more...]


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