Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Books

Meet Frank Sinatra's right-hand man at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Meet Frank Sinatra's right-hand man at Ruth Eckerd Hall

For 17 years, Eliot Weisman did things Frank Sinatra’s way. Weisman was the Chairman of the Board’s manager and confidant during Sinatra’s last hurrahs, first gaining the legend’s ear by keeping his mouth shut. In 1981, Weis...
Published: 11/29/17
Coming to Netflix in December: ‘The Crown’ Season 2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Dark’ Season 1

Coming to Netflix in December: ‘The Crown’ Season 2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Dark’ Season 1

As the fall TV season winds down, streaming services ramp up their available programming just in time for sweater weather binging.Netflix's biggest draw this month is the second season of The Crown, the smash hit drama exploring the life of Queen Eli...
Published: 11/29/17
What to expect: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is an overload of holiday cheer and cookies

What to expect: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is an overload of holiday cheer and cookies

If you're looking to overdose on Christmas spirit, Florida "snow" and sugar, Disney World is where to go.As soon as the clock strikes midnight Nov. 1, Disney World in Orlando transforms its four parks, dozens of hotels and Disney Springs into winter ...
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MTV’s ‘Floribama Shore’ showcases stupidity, debauchery and Southern stereotypes

MTV’s ‘Floribama Shore’ showcases stupidity, debauchery and Southern stereotypes

First of all, there aren't "shores" in Florida. We call them beaches here.But Floribama Shore is the title given to MTV's newest Jersey Shore-inspired reality series that premiered Monday night. The "Floribama" part is the nickname for the stretch of...
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MTV is bringing back 'Jersey Shore' with the original cast

MTV is bringing back 'Jersey Shore' with the original cast

MTV's "Jersey Shore" will return in 2018.
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What to watch this week: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ holiday specials and movies

What to watch this week: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ holiday specials and movies

You'd never know Thanksgiving was only a few days ago, with so many holiday specials and classic Christmas movies on TV.This week sees a Pentatonix special, the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City and the showstopping Christ...
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Eight things to know about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee

Eight things to know about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee

It’s no longer just a rumor. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged. Clarence House, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s official residence, announced Monday that the couple will get married in the spring of ...
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Review: Sam Shepard’s ‘Spy of the First Person’ a moving farewell

Review: Sam Shepard’s ‘Spy of the First Person’ a moving farewell

Few deaths are kind, I think, but Sam Shepard’s seemed almost theatrically cruel. A brilliant playwright, author, actor, director and screenwriter, Shepard died in July, at age 73, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease.For a man wh...
Published: 11/22/17
Updated: 11/29/17
When to watch ‘Rudolph,’ ‘The Polar Express,’ ‘A Christmas Story Live’ and more holiday specials

When to watch ‘Rudolph,’ ‘The Polar Express,’ ‘A Christmas Story Live’ and more holiday specials

'Tis the season for a TV schedule packed with holiday specials and Christmas classics.We've already been seeing Christmas movies and commercials since early November, but the days following Thanksgiving are when all the networks kick into high gear.F...
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How ‘A Christmas Carol’ was born

How ‘A Christmas Carol’ was born

Charles Dickens’ best-known and most beloved book almost didn’t happen. In 1843, Dickens, then 31, was already dealing with the downside of international success. He had followed bestsellers like Oliver Twist with several flops and was s...
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