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Entries by Michael Sigman from 08/2010

My Heart Cries for Mitch Miller

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Entertainment

Mitch Miller, the musical maven of middle-of-the-road pop who died in Manhattan Saturday at 99, became a household name via his early-'60s TV show Sing Along With Mitch.

For You To Succeed, Must Someone Else Fail?

| Posted 08.06.2010 | Healthy Living

"You have to know when to kick ass and when to kiss ass." That Tweetable maxim was Leonard Stern's principal advice to me during the six years I wor...

Washington May Be Broken Now, But the Future Is Up for Grabs

| Posted 08.16.2010 | Politics

Politics is ugly, always has been but the framers invented a government that would embody all the messy contradictions without threatening the collapse of the system.

The Newtiness of Newt

| Posted 08.19.2010 | Politics

A newt is a slimy amphibian with an uncanny ability to reinvent itself by regenerating limbs. Living up to his name, Newt Gingrich has metamorphosed from disgraced former House Speaker to a preeminent position on the Right.

At the End of the Day Stay Away from Cliche

| Posted 08.23.2010 | Healthy Living

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. --Salvador Dali Wh...

A Hotel, a Phone Number and a Son

| Posted 08.28.2010 | New York

The 15 Penn Plaza plan will bring down the legendary Hotel Pennsylvania. The hotel, built in 1919, has a rich history, an essential part of which is bound up with my father's first hit as a songwriter.