| Nov 28, 2010
IPads, Nooks and Kindles may be topping wish lists this holiday season, but when it comes to reading about fashion, nothing beats the glossy, full-color grandeur of a coffee-table book.
This season's crop of oversized style tomes is especially alluring....
| Dec 22, 2010
Still searching for that perfect gift for your brother-in-law or a persnickety client? Coffee-table books might fit the bill, what with that suitable heft and an undeniable quotient of cool. Here we offer a few last-minute selections for those gaps on...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 9:40 AM
The saga of Springfield continues in the latest year of the animated Fox sitcom to hit video. It's easy to identify the set, since it's packaged in the shape and image of series character Ralph Wiggum's head.
Of course, there's a "Treehouse of Horror"...
| Aug 8, 2010
| 9:38 PM
Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963's "Hud" and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84.
Neal had lung cancer and died at her home in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 2:44 PM
"AMORE: The Story of Italian American Song"
By Mark RotellaFarrar, Straus & Giroux, 320 pages, $26.00
1947 was a splendid year for Italian Americans. For decades, Italian immigrants, especially those from the poorer southern regions, were feared,...
| Jun 24, 2011
Tom Hanks danced his way into our hearts with some of the most memorable moments in motion picture history. The two-time Oscar winning Best Actor's latest reunites him with Julia Roberts in the touching and very funny, "Larry Crowne" that opens a week...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:12 AM
6 cups cubed watermelon
8 ounces crumbled feta (or goat cheese)
1/2 cup chopped or shredded fresh basil bottled balsamic vinaigrette (I like Paul Newman's Light Balsamic) THAT's IT!
Easy to take, easy to increase quantities; fresh and yummy!
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:46 PM
On a flight to Mexico, our hero encounters another man in the passenger plane's huge bathroom after they get out of bed. (This plane had sleeping berths.) "I didn't sleep well last night," complains the man. "I'm having trouble with insomnia."
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:12 AM
This Sunday's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads," that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus unveiled their 2011 Christmas Catalog today. As always they have a lot of fantasy gifts, but this year those gifts give back. Here is a list of the cool and costly gifts for the Christmas catalog:
His and Hers Fantasy:...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:42 PM
When you think of movies, Stockton probably doesn’t come to mind, but some famous films were shot in and around the city.
Some scenes from Paramount Pictures’ “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Dead Man on Campus,”...