Category Archives: Review

Theatre Review: Sunset Boulevard, Palace Theatre, NYC

Before the performance, Glenn Close announced that she had been sick and that her voice was not at full strength but there was nowhere she’d rather be than with us tonight. She is obviously a classy actor and woman, and … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Waitress, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC

I’ve always like Sara Bareilles. She has a beautiful voice and I think her songwriting is interesting and distinctive. So, seeing that she was starring in her own show, Waitress, which seems to have had some success already on Broadway … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Tsurutontan Udon Noodle Brasserie

I’ve wanted to go to this restaurant ever since I read this review in the New York Times. Sounded very, very intriguing. It’s the first of the chain outside of Japan. I love noodles. What’s not to like? I didn’t … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Amélie, Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC

Considering which musicals to see, Owen encouraged me to see Amélie as he guesses that it’s not successful enough to ever tour or be put on again… and yet, the chance to hear Philippa Soo sing (famous from Hamilton) is … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Pacific Overtures, Classic Stage Company, NYC

I was very happy to score a cheap ticket ($40) to this show through the app TodayTix. My brother saw it recently and enjoyed it. I was curious. I was introduced to Sondheim many years ago when I lived in … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Momofuku Ssäm Bar

There are so many Momofukus these days, I can’t quite keep track of them all. I’d meant to plan coming to at least one of them while in NYC, but hadn’t gotten around to it. I was killing time before … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jonathan Galassi’s Muse

Muse by Jonathan Galassi My rating: 1 of 5 stars It is admittedly completely unfair to review this book without finishing it, and I did find Pamela Paul’s recent exhortation in the New York Times to read books you hate … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mezzanino, Waterloo

I have three words for you: Italian. Yum. Cha. The aptly named Mezzanino is on the mezzanine floor, the top floor of what used to be Fratelli Fresh. Wow, what they’ve done with this place. Crammed it with so many … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hopper Kadé, Glebe

So, I’ve been meaning to get to the Tramsheds for a while, even though I had no idea where it was or what it really looked like. What a cool space. Chock-full of tempting restaurants and apparently, as my expert … Continue reading

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Book Review: Richard Siken’s Crush (Poetry)

Crush by Richard Siken My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve read many poetry collections in my time, and I found this quite a unique experience. I’m not one to watch a horror movie, say, to feel scared. And while … Continue reading

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