Looking for culture in the great outdoors? Look no further than two+ hours west of Boston and my culture-crammed itinerary over the 4rth of July weekend. I had a blast in the Berkshires with another culture loving couple beginning with the opening night gala and festivities at TANGLEWOOD, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. [...]
Win a pair of tickets to The Met: Live in HD Summer 2013 Encores, a series of some of the best and most well-attended performances transmitted from the Metropolitan Opera. This groundbreaking series has become extremely popular since its inception in 2006 – now reaching over 1900 theaters in 64 countries. This summer the most [...]
Kulhawiks in Krakow No kidding. The hottest spot in Europe now is POLAND. I just blew in from the land of pierogi and kielbasa, sauerkraut and beet soup, all of which have graced our Easter and Christmas Eve tables since I was a little girl. The Kulhawiks (pronounced "kool-HAH-veek") were a colorful bunch. My [...]
The 31st annual ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS honoring Boston theater was one of the best shows ever! As president of The Boston Theater Critics Association I was honored to emcee this annual event at Boston's Paramount Center (5/13) where 24 winners took home their "Norties"-- the coveted Elliot Norton Awards! BROADWAY ICON CHITA RIVERA ACCEPTS LIFETIME [...]
GREAT week around town--theater is thriving and the Mayor--though barely mobile- is everywhere! I popped into his office this week and presented His Honor with THE ELLIOT NORTON CHAMPION OF THE PERFORMING ARTS AWARD! Play below or click here to download video which we'll play at the "Norties" Monday night May 13 at the Paramount [...]
THE BOSTON THEATER CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 31st ANNUAL ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS! WATCH me and Jared Bowen deliver the nomination on camera by clicking on the box-- or READ BELOW! Elliot Norton the Dean of Boston Theater Critics died at the age of 100-- but his legacy continues as we honor the outstanding achievements [...]
I first met Roger Ebert on the red carpet at the Oscars in the mid 80's when I was reporting live for WBZ-TV and he agreed to do a live shot with me and trade "Oscar picks." Thereafter, it became our tradition every year when I flew out to cover the awards. After Gene Siskel [...]
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK starring Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper is due out on DVD on APRIL 30! If you are trying to decide whether or not to see, stream, or buy--check out my new :30 Second Review feature with video to get the bottom line fast!
DJANGO UNCHAINED is due out on DVD on 4/16. If you're trying to decide whether or not to rent, stream, or buy-- check out my new :30 Second Review feature with video to get the bottom line fast!
LIFE OF PI which earned director ANG LEE an OSCAR this year-- is now out on DVD. If you're trying to decide whether or not to see, check out my new :30 Second Review feature with video to get the bottom line fast!