1984: A Blockbuster Year

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Ronald Reagan brought that oops moment to the world as he tested a microphone before a radio address; later that November Regan won a landslide re-election. That was the peak of […]

Flex is Kings: Fighting it Out on the Dance Floor

I’ll admit it; I love a good dance flick, I pretty much love any dance film, from early ’80s movies such as Beat Street (see “Top Five NYC Subway Movies”),  to the recent crop of dance documentaries that include Every Little Step, First Position and Pina. And, yes, even Step Up (It’s a guilty pleasure!).  Following the recent crop of dance documentaries, this latest New York […]

Top Five NYC Subway Movies

Believe it or not, over five million people take the NYC subway every day. Together, we straphangers form something of a subterranean family: a couple of times a day, we call the subway car our home; we avoid eye contact, don’t talk to each other, get into an occasional yelling match; a typical dysfunctional family living in a […]