Tag Archives: New York City

Yesterday in History XII

Rita Moreno Wins an Oscar (April 9, 1962) On this day in 1962: Actress Rita Moreno becomes the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar, for her role as Anita in West Side Story (1961). It’s hard to believe this … Continue reading

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Urban Crime and Violence: The Power of Context

Falling Down (1993) So, now that I’m reading the next section of Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point” I’m finding the examples he uses remind me of this film, starring Michael Douglas. It was filmed during the Los Angeles riots of … Continue reading

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Crossing Over with…

John Edward (October 19, 1969) I’ve been a fan of John Edward from 2000 (and, yes, we got to watch this TV program in England). The delivery is rapid-fire, with seemingly impossible hits, and some delayed misses, and plenty of … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil Tackles a 31-year-old Cold Case

The Murder of Dennis Wustenhoff (July 14, 1948 – February 15, 1990) There’s no ‘proof’ that the husband of Dennis Wustenhoff‘s lover actually planted the bomb that blew up Dennis’ car in 1990, but, as has been shown, this ‘bomb … Continue reading

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Just When You Thoth You had the Answers…

George T. Delacorte, Jr (June 20, 1893 – May 4, 1991) This will seem a bit twisted, logic-wise: in a book about the ascended masters, the fact of Thoth’s passing from this earth on May 4, 1991 made me do … Continue reading

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It Was Said that He was “Incorrigible”

The Babe (1992) Somehow I never saw this film before. The reason may have been that I was otherwise occupied while living in the UK. But I have always admired Babe Ruth, as a sports ‘star’ and I am a … Continue reading

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A Belgian Waif Steals the World’s Heart

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Although she was 31 years old during the filming of this quirky tale, Audrey Hepburn had the corner on young ingĂ©nues. She also had the perfect model’s body for the early 60’s. Edith … Continue reading

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Elementary: Back for its Final Season

I’ve been watching this TV show from its start, but I have had reservations about it being set in New York City, rather than London. For the premiere of this season, they had two story lines running, one in each … Continue reading

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John Lennon: Thirty-Five Years Later

When he was shot that fateful day in December 1980, Beatles’ fans everywhere felt that the life of their “Working Class Hero” had been cut short, in his prime, and his voice was silenced, forever. The Death of John Lennon … Continue reading

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