© Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, photo by Jack Looney

Omni Charlottesville Hotel and Monticello

The Omni Charlottesville Hotel accurately bills itself as providing “Charlottesville luxury, southern splendor.” We came a few weeks too late for optimal leaf peeping, ... Continue Reading →
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UVA – Inn at Darden

When making plans for a college visit, always check if there is an on-campus option. Often student run, such a venue provides a more accurate flavor of the region than ... Continue Reading →
Glenn Tillbrook.

Squeeze – At Odds Couple Tour

A quick thought experiment proves that the most creative bands had two volatile leaders. A pause here as you run it through your mind. Welcome back. It is generally true, ... Continue Reading →
Actors Mark Harmon & Pam Dawber at BBBS Gala

Carry On Gala & Big Brothers, Big Sisters Big Bash

The hot new venue in town is the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel in our own Century City.  We attended several events at this haute yet “homey” hotel, and find that ... Continue Reading →
Michael Keaton in Spotlight. (Photo by Kerry Hayes - © 2015 - Open Road Films)

Spotlight – The Case for The Opposite of Clickbait

It spoils nothing to say that the last word uttered in the film is the title, representing the name of the investigative reporter team at the Boston Globe. In steady, methodical ... Continue Reading →
Tim Piper as John Lennon in JUST IMAGINE

LA Theater Scene November 2015

JUST IMAGINE & WINTER DANCE PARTY at the historic El Portal Theatre JUST IMAGINE, November 7 & 8, The El Portal Theatre Just Imagine gives us the gift of John ... Continue Reading →
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Hacking the Shower

In the likely event you have migrated from radio to podcast for your audio pleasure, you probably found a speed bump in your shower: how to get your podcast into your showering ... Continue Reading →
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Rob Machado Foundation Benefit Concert

The Belly Up hosts the fourth annual Rob Machado Foundation Benefit Concert on November 9 with acoustic performances by Matt Nathanson, Brett Dennen, Andrew Wessen (of ... Continue Reading →