Controversy[ edit ] Anthropologist Helen Fisher in What happens in the dating world can reflect larger currents within popular culture. For example, when the book The Rules appeared, it touched off media controversy about how men and women should relate to each other, with different positions taken by columnist Maureen Dowd of The New York Times  and British writer Kira Cochrane of The Guardian. Sara McCorquodale suggests that women meeting strangers on dates meet initially in busy public places, share details of upcoming dates with friends or family so they know where they'll be and who they'll be with, avoid revealing one's surname or address, and conducting searches on them on the Internet prior to the date.
This Oscar-winning song from the film " The Joker is Wild ," is performed by a relaxed Sinatra to another terrific Nelson Riddle arrangement. Listen to the audio clip at amazon. Listen to audio clips from two different remixes of this pumpin' dance track here and here.
I also love a hot jazz violin version by Joe Venuti. In this cantankerous political season, I can think of nothing more triumphant than a full-hearted embrace of the cultural contributions of The Great One, who arose from the blisters of his childhood and even above the bluster of his most famous characters to Leap Up and Declare, with undiluted joy: Listen to audio clips from the work here.
He's from Forest Hills, Queens! Check it out on YouTube. The lyrics are of what one philosopher may have called " mixed premises ," but any song that includes stanzas like "Communism is just a word, But if the government turn over, It'll be the only word that's heard," and in a paean to " America the Beautiful ," tells us, "America, America, God shed his grace on thee, America, America, keep the children free," can't be all that bad.
Check it out in a live version on YouTube and a rare 12" extended mix and dance your way through a wonderful and safe Independence Day. My favorite version remains that of the soulful, heartfelt Brother Ray Charles. Listen to an audio clip here.
A happy and a healthy Fourth of July to all. The film has many of the trappings of contemporary liberalism in terms of its politics and its cast of characters, and it served as an inspiration to writer Aaron Sorkinwho launched the equally idealistic liberalism of the brilliant TV series " The West Wing ," which began in But it is not the politics that interest me here.
This is a film with a lot of heart, plenty of laughs, and much poignancy. In anticipation of President's Day, I highly recommend the Shaiman soundtrack. That we'll rejoice when remembering. Our love was born with our first embrace. And a page was torn out of time and space.
Boy, you know you're getting a little older when you're older than a bridge. Today just happens to be the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridgestill the longest suspension bridge in the United States. I remember being overwhelmed by its majesty from the time when E.
Korvettes was a stone's throw away. I've seen the QE2 and the QM2 pass under its span. It's one of my great loves in my hometown. Oh, and listen to a clip of this pretty song at amazon. For those who are " starving for stars ," as my colleague David Hinckley puts it, those were the days.
The film was made even more famous by references to it in the film, " Sleepless in Seattle ". Ironically, another great love of mine, The Empire State Buildingfigures prominently in the plot.
Seductive and sexually charged, this track was also recorded by the great Dukefeaturing his cornet player Ray Nance who could also play a mean jazz violin. I never saw the original Michael Bennett production, but I was enthralled with the performance of this track, sung with Tony -winning gusto, by Jennifer Holliday.
The movie versionwith an all-star castopens for an exclusive engagement at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan, before its nationwide debut on Christmas day. In the film musical, another "J. Listen to audio clips of the powerhouse Jennifer Holliday version and check out her televised performance at the Tony Awards, courtesy of You Tube and the new Jennifer Hudson version as well clips at those links.
Directed by Norman Jewisonthis film is a cynical look at our judicial system there are fewer ways to look at the structural deformities that often pass for "justice," and this motion picture captures it with touches of satire and tragedy. But you've got to see the entire closing scene of the film, with Pacino at the peak of his career and Jack Wardenwho provides one of his finest turns as the wonderful character actor he is.
Check the scene out on YouTube. The film opens with an instrumental " Main Title " version [YouTube link] of the closing credits song; it features the unmistakably fine sax work and sound of Tom Scott. The most famous version of this song was recorded by the Benny Goodman Big Band, featuring the sweet vocals of Martha Tilton and a rousing trumpet solo by Elman.
In celebration of the centennial of the birth of the Great Mercertake a look at this YouTube moment of this terrific song.Your customizable and curated collection of the best in trusted news plus coverage of sports, entertainment, money, weather, travel, health and lifestyle, combined with Outlook/Hotmail, Facebook.
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