Out & About

Buried Alive (the Blu-ray Dilemma)

The Blu-ray revolution is upon us, not that we are quite ready for it. Over the course of the last decade I was perfectly content with my 29" tube TV and my DVDs, which were such a huge leap in quality from VHS...

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I love my DVD player. I know I'll also love my Blu-ray player, in spite of the so-so upconversion of many of my favorite DVDs. But there is one thing that I hate about either format, and it's the fact that I...

Mesmerized by the “Night Sky”

While I tend to cover a lot of major Broadway productions in my capacity as New York editor for Stage Directions, I occasionally take a journey into the world of off-Broadway, far removed from the glitz, glamou...

Tapping Into America…Again

I go back 25 years with Spinal Tap. That is not a unique situation given that millions of people have seen and cherish the film, but I have a special relationship with them. I possess and covet the rarely see...