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WEST SIDE CRYBABY

Steven Spielberg’s beautifully reimagined West Side Story succeeds in doing what the musical has always done to me—turning me a sobbing emotional wreck. Tears-streaming-down-my-face wrecked. For-god’s-sake-it’s-only-a-movie wrecked. Please-don’t-turn-the-house-lights-on-at-the-end wrecked. Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant score has only to swell majestically as Tony

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(Celebrity) Life Lessons from Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia, aka the actress Carrie Fisher, was living in an apartment on Upper West Side New York when I came knocking. This was not long after the Star Wars phenomenon had burst upon the world, catapulting Fisher into overnight

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The Legendary Watering Holes Have All Dried Up

Back in another mist-shrouded time when I was single, I always took dates to Bistro 990 in downtown Toronto. With its arched ceilings and pale gold walls, you could believe for a few hours (aided by a glass of wine)

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