…have a good laugh

It’s time we had a serious talk about a serious subject, crusaders — laughing. I know it may seem frivolous given the serious things happening around the world, but I would warrant that’s why we could all use a bit of laughter now more than ever. As the saying goes, laughter makes the best medicine….

…Question

It’s been an interesting Oscar season, to say the least.  There have been a bunch of encouraging firsts and a few head-scratching steps backward. While we could go on about the off-screen drama (and we have), tonight is about the films. It’s about their power to entertain, enlighten, and make us question. We would argue…

…Measure in Love

It’s two weeks until FOX’s “RENT: Live.” If that doesn’t have you clearing your calendar for January 27th, allow me to introduce you to this beloved, cultural movement. With music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson and a book that transports Puccini’s “La Bohème” to 1980’s New York, “Rent” brought some edge to Broadway. It also…

…bundle up

As much of the country is being (or soon to be) buried in snow (shout out to the St. Louis Snowmageddon), I’m officially dubbing it a snow day — i.e. the perfect day to hunker down inside while the white flakes do their thing. Of course, there’s a case to be made for venturing out into…

…Tell the Story of Tonight

Tonight the Peggy Tour of, “Hamilton,” opens on the 262nd birthday of the musical’s namesake and inspiration. To put it another way, this runaway hit is about to drop “in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean.” Although, for the next two weeks (at least) Puerto Rico is very much not forgotten. For…

…round ’em up

Happy Golden Globes Sunday! Today we all celebrate our shared love of movies, television, and the many (many) differing opinions on both. Of course, it’s those differences that make the world of entertainment exciting. They’re what make the same film or series a completely different experience for each and every person. They’re what make storytelling a…