Once again I’m jetting off to the San Francisco Bay area for another sneak preview of some upcoming films, courtesy of the fine folks at Disney. On Monday, January 12, I and another couple dozen bloggers will pay a visit to the legendary Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas’ magic factory where Han Solo and Howard the …
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The central theme of “Blue Collar, Black Tie” has always been about experiences; getting to do fun things without spending a lot of money. Sometimes that means going to a concert, theatre or art gallery, and other times it means doing something silly in public just because you can. Today we’re going to talk about the latter.
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Re-running an article from last year because it’s useful…. It’s the day before Halloween; you didn’t go to any parties over the weekend, you weren’t planning on doing anything special tomorrow, so you didn’t think you needed a costume this year. But you’ve just learned that you’re expected to dress up in costume for work …
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Last Saturday, to celebrate my birthday, Terri got us tickets to see Wayne Brady in Kiss Me, Kate at the Pasadena Playhouse. I expected Brady to be very good in the role of egotistical actor-director-producer Fred Graham, but what I didn’t expect was how good everyone else in the cast would be, nor how effectively Director Sheldon Epps would reinvent Cole Porter’s classic backstage musical about a theater company staging a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
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Guardians of the Galaxy is the box office hit of the year, and the soundtrack album “Awesome Mix: Vol. 1” is selling like crazy, putting one-hit wonders like “Hooked on a Feeling” back on the charts, all of which raises the obvious question: What’s on Volume 2? We’ve done a little speculating and kicked around a few likely candidates, so here are our best guesses as to what Peter’s mom was likely to have put on the cassette for her little boy.
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The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, is an engaging new film from Dreamworks, which opens on August 8. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom and based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, the story concerns a family from India that moves to France and opens up a restaurant directly across the street from Mirren’s upscale establishment, and the conflicts that result.
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What food memory takes you home? What flavor or smell transports you to a long-ago time or place?
Baked custard is forever linked with my grandmother. Whether she came to our house, or we visited hers, there was always baked custard with nutmeg on top. She baked it in white milk glass custard cups. Custard and any food filled with custard remain my absolute favorite foods. My ultimate comfort food.
In honor of DreamWorks’ new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, we’ll be sharing recipes inspired by the film this week.
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