Intro for April 21, 2017

Dear Gossips, I have two reads to recommend today, two articles I read last night, right before I went to bed, and then I slept like sh-t because I kept thinking about how they intersect. The first is about Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth announced this week that she’ll be hosting goop’s first summit, In goop Health, […]

Doctor Who Recap: The One with the Emojibots

Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.Photo: Simon Ridgway/BBC Doctor Who SmileSeason 10 Episode 2 Editor’s Rating 3 stars PrevNextComplete Series Coverage Going into “Smile,” I was leery about two things: Emojibots and Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s writing credit. The former because, well, I’m a writer, and like many other writers I cringe at them instinctively. The latter because […]

Intro for April 20, 2017

Dear Gossips, The TIME 100 came out today, the list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Here are my highlights: Riz Ahmed, presented by Lin-Manuel Miranda. I’ve only gone through about 20 or so of the 100 but so far, LMM’s is the best read, hitting exactly the right tone. But then […]

Theater Review: And the Word On Bette Midler as Dolly Levi Is…

Midler in Hello, Dolly.Photo: Julieta Cervantes The show curtain now in use at the Shubert Theatre, where the ecstatic revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler opens tonight, may be the reddest red-red I’ve ever seen. The beaded gown and ostrich-feather headdress Midler wears descending the Harmonia Gardens stairs for the title number radiate the […]

Intro for April 18, 2017

Dear Gossips, So it’s time for me to harass you again about reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. To be honest, every day in this space I want to harass you about it. But sometimes I don’t have an “excuse”, which then leads to me questioning why I even need an “excuse”. So […]