"I like plays that feel like somebody took a fun house mirror and put it up to the real world, and it's sort of reflecting back a version of it to you. I find that, in looking at that reflection, you can start to understand a little more about your life."
Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.
Last week, my good friend on the East Coast texted me after midnight in a tizzy about a new dating app called Lulu. I knew this was serious because I hadn't heard from Bob in almost a year, and he didn't sound drunk.
Yes, most of the material in your Lulu review is sand and salt, but there are probably a few grains of truth buried in there, too... truths that you've recognized. And knowing that other people recognize them too is a powerful thing.
Whether it is morally wrong for the government to feel entitled to our information is another issue, but the idea of someone in the NSA office who has never heard my name and will never meet me reading a conversation I once had does not negatively affect my life in any legitimate way.
It only takes one girl with a Facebook account to put your son up for the global female population to rate his looks, humor, kisses, sexual performance, body and personality (although personality seems quite unimportant in the Lulu world).
British singer Lulu's poignant declaration of gratitude to Sidney Poitier in the 1966 movie, To Sir, With Love propelled 16-year-old Lulu, already something of a sensation in England, to worldwide prominence.
The opportunity to experience works like Woyzeck, The Threepenny Opera, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, and The Beggar's Opera in an extremely intimate theatre like the 100-seat Ashby Stage make them far more gritty and accessible.
Brooks has become a kind of a 20th-century icon, shorthand and symbol for the Jazz Age. In publishing, her iconic image has graced the covers of an increasing number of books -- many of which, notably, are not about the actress or the movies.