Thanks, Richard, for the Best Seat in the House; New Yorkers Really Are the Nicest People

(carnegiehall) In our desperate (and belated) efforts to get seats to hear Evgeny Kissin play at Carnegie Hall, we wound up with one good seat (parquet) and two less good seats (balcony) at a premium price from Stubhub. Don’t do this if you don’t have to. But we had to; you understand. (latimes) We arrived…

“Taxi Driver” 43 years Late

Warned by my son into thinking this film would be too violent and ugly for me, I put off watching it until now and I have to tell you, five minutes of “Gamer of Thrones” was worse. It seems that time has either desensitized me or violence has grown to the point where a few…