Category Archives: Entertainment

Behind the Scenes: ‘Homeland’

Editor’s Note: This was written in the early days of Homeland, when Nicholas Brody was still alive and very much in the picture. ______ I’ll admit I was a little sour at the end of the first season of Homeland. I … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Double your pleasure this Hanukkah

Remember the ads for the KFC Double Down Chicken Sandwich? You know, the one where the bread’s been replaced by fried chicken? Or the Tracy Jordan Meat Machine on 30 Rock, where meat was the new bread? This Hanuakkah, latkes … Continue reading

Posted in Eats, TV shows | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Travel trends: Taking Air Hobbit to Middle-earth

Have you seen the latest billboard for the new Peter Jackson movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? It’s on an airplane. Air New Zealand has decked out one of its jets with a giant decal inspired by the movie. It’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, TV shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Behind the Scenes: Bridge on the River Kwai

Before my journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express ended in Bangkok, we stopped on the real bridge on the “Kwai” river in Thailand. If you’ve seen the famous British movie, you have a general idea of what went on … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Trains, planes and ferries | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s Paws: Them’s some fur-rocious K9s

Such fur-rosity. The laughs are courtesy of a former TV colleague and all-around good guy who writes from Fort Wayne, IN: “In Fort Wayne … Feeling well protected by the fearsome police k9’s.” This acquaintance is on the road a … Continue reading

Posted in Let's Paws: I break for critters, TV shows | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Behind the Scenes: ‘Joisey Shaw’

No, this isn’t about me discovering Jersey Shore. I know I’m way late to that party. And that’s fine with me. I never wanted an invite anyway. Besides, I like remembering my own version. Growing up in my section of … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heartburn over death of big ‘sister’ Nora Ephron

Heard the startling news: My heroine — writer and humorist Nora Ephron — was supposedly dying. By the time I logged onto the Net, she was gone. I may have secretly idolized her for decades, but I’m no celebrity stalker. … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, I Heart NY, Life: The biggest journey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment