Did a Case of the Yips Cost Mikaela Shiffrin Olympic Gold?

Posted on February 25th, 2022
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  “I can’t explain to you how frustrated I am,” Mikaela Shiffrin told reporters in Beijing during the recent Olympic Games.  “I have to fix something but I don’t know what I am supposed to fix.”   The 26-year old native of Vail, Colorado, widely believed to be the greatest alpine skier in history, had just […]

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Marilyn Bergman: One of the Most Successful Songwriters in History

Posted on February 17th, 2022
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Frank Sinatra typically did not like to have songwriters attend recording sessions.  But, on April 13, 1960, he made an exception for lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman. The two were allowed to sit in the control room of Studio A at Capital Records in Hollywood for the cutting of Nice ‘N’ Easy, a song the Bergmans had […]

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The Rise, the Fall and the Rise of Peter Bogdanovich

Posted on January 28th, 2022
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In 1974, Peter Bogdanovich had a firm grasp on Hollywood’s brass ring.  He had three commercially and critically successful films under his belt: The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, and What’s Up, Doc? Picture Show was instantly recognized as a contemporary classic.  It received eight Academy Award nominations and was hailed by some as the finest American movie since Citizen […]

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Betty White’s Lesson:  How Seniors Benefit from Owning a Dog

Posted on January 11th, 2022
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For most of her long life, Betty White was dialed into special information that even scientific research had not yet explored.   White, who passed away on New Years Eve 2021 just weeks before her 100th birthday, understood the myriad of benefits created by the bond between humans and animals.   “Animals don’t lie, animals don’t criticize,” White […]

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Seasons Greetings from Ricky and Lucy Ricardo

Posted on December 24th, 2021
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Thanks to Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, and writer/director Aaron Sorkin, this Christmas season Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel will be holding an open house. Welcome back to 623 East 68th Street in New York City in the early 1950’s.  Being the Ricardos is now in theatrical release and available for streaming on Amazon Prime. Sorkin, however, is not […]

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