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Bloomberg Rationalizes Death, But I Knew Sunando Sen

(4) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 11:59 AM

Six years ago this past summer I had to remove half-century-old glass slides from their protective holders and digitize them. They were pictures taken in the 1950s, of my grandparents' anniversary, and my parents' wedding, circa 1956. The slides were used for a 3D Stereograph, which no longer worked. No...

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Oscar Contenders The Artist and Midnight in Paris Have a Lot in Common

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 3:43 AM

Isn't it interesting that the top Oscar contenders, The Artist and Midnight in Paris, want what the other has? The Artist is made by French filmmakers who long for Hollywood's yesteryear and made the film in Los Angeles. They don't send it up. They love it and breathe it. The...

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Conflict of Interest? Golden Globe Members Appear in New Sofia Coppola Film

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 12:54 PM

Seven members of the notoriously unprofessional Hollywood Foreign Press have credited roles in Sofia Coppola's new film, Somewhere.

Outrageous? You betcha. Who do you think the big celebrity was at last week's HFPA/Golden Globes event at Cecconi's restaurant to introduce the new Miss Golden Globes? Why, Sofia Coppola. She was...

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Spider Man on Broadway: Separating Fact from Fiction

(12) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 4:53 PM

Reading the reports from Sunday night's first preview of Spider Man, as well as comments on this page, I thought it was time to clear some things up.

First up: Michael Riedel of the New York Post, a nasty piece of work who seems hell bent on closing this show...

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127 Hours Is for Wusses, Too

(4) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 3:54 PM

Have movie audiences suddenly become big wusses?

Lately, everyone I know is telling me they don't want to see James Franco cut off his arm in 127 Hours.

"Oh, I couldn't watch that," is the typical response from men and women alike.

It doesn't matter to that the scene lasts...

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Michael Jackson's New Album Faces Obstacles

(15) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 7:31 PM

Even in death, Michael Jackson can't catch a break.

Sony and his estate are trying to put together an album of his unreleased materials. Their original plan was to get it out for Christmas and holiday sales. But they're being thwarted at every turn.

A few months ago I...

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Helen Thomas Story Hasn't Happened in Mainstream Press

(15) Comments | Posted June 7, 2010 | 3:07 PM

The Helen Thomas story? According to the New York Times, it hasn't happened.

Maybe it didn't happen. Maybe the eldest member of the White House Press Corps didn't insist on video that the Jews in Israel "get the hell out of Palestine" and return to "Poland or Germany."

The Times...

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