"Soon, it's gonna rain…"

As we get ready for Irene, here’s a favorite song from a favorite show, “The Fantasticks.”  This is a clip from the seldom-seen movie version, from 1995.  It features Jean Louisa Kelly, who is probably better known as the chipper wife, Kim, on the long-running sitcom “Yes, Dear.” Who knew she could sing? [Read more...]

Hurricane? What hurricane?

Clouds are scuttling across a beautiful blue sky here in New York City. But batten down the hatches.  Stay tuned.  Things could get interesting in the next day or so. Meantime, take it away, Lena. [Read more...]

Flashback: Steve Jobs introduces the Mac in 1984

Lest we forget: a little piece of history-in-the-making, as Steve Jobs (pre-turtleneck and jeans) lets the Mac out of the bag, and the public gets its first glimpse at a little machine that will rock the world. [Read more...]

"It's time to play the music, it's time to light the light…"

Actually, it’s time for a TV theme song so square, it’s suddenly hip! Get a  load of “The Muppet Show” theme song, as re-imagined by  OK Go (with a helpful assist from Kermit & Co.) [Read more...]

RIP, Jerry Leiber

Half of the great songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, Jerry Leiber has died at the age of 78.  Among other things, he helped give the world “Hound Dog,” “On Broadway,” “Spanish Harlem,” “I’m a Woman,” “Is That All There Is?”  and, in collaboration with Ben. E. King, “Stand By Me.” Below, a blissful reminder [Read More...]

Give New Yorkers a megaphone to "say something nice" and watch what happens

From those clever folks at Improv Everywhere: [Read more...]

Happy Monday!

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"My heart was racing, like, majorly…!"

That’s one Maryland pilgrim’s excited response to seeing the pope up close and personal at World Youth Day. What was it like?  She tells us: [Read more...]

Voris responds: "There are many people in the Church who have it out for us…" — UPDATED

Michael Voris has posted a video and text which responds to the Catholic News Agency report about his company and one of his employees. He explains what happened — and also addresses the controversy over the World Youth Day statement, which noted that he lacked official approval to appear at WYD in Madrid. Toward the [Read More...]

It's the Circle of Laughs

From those whacky folks at Disney, “Bloopers and Outtakes” from the new “The Lion King” DVD. [Read more...]