NAMM 2020

This annual gathering brings together the folks closest to making music: musicians and the makers of musical instruments. Although I can’t play a lick of music (but for the opening ... Continue Reading →

Bloomsday

Playing with time on stage is a delicate technique. Steven Deitz ambitiously used the monument to jettisoning time when he based his play Bloomsday on James Joyce’s mammoth Ulysses, ... Continue Reading →

1917

  One of the most astounding technical feats in recent cinema actually melts away, in favor of the story. That is rarely the case with technical breakthroughs, but in 1917 the ... Continue Reading →

Just Mercy

In the midst of awards season comes a film that will not be forgotten in the next round. “Just Mercy” tells the story of Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard Law School grad who eschewed ... Continue Reading →

ZAGG Answers Your Questions About What to do With Your New iPhone

Santa delivered a ton of new iPhones last week, and many folks are wondering what to do next. Other than learning what new tricks the disciples of Jony Ive at Apple have dreamt up for ... Continue Reading →

Little Women – The Best of Seven Prior Versions

  Greta Gerwig goes from strength to strength. Her prior film “Lady Bird” met with understandable kudos, and now she offers a Christmas gift with her reworking of ... Continue Reading →

Bombshell – A Very Timely Film

Every so often, the stars align and the timing for release of a film overlaps with headlines on the front pages of the news. In 1979 The China Syndrome was released just as Three Mile ... Continue Reading →

Chris Isaak’s Christmas Show – A Jolly Time Was Had By All

Chris Isaak has been lighting up concert stages for many decades. I recall fondly his LA debut in the early 1980s at the Roxy on Sunset, replete with tiki lights adorning the stage. ... Continue Reading →