Which Marx Brother Are You?
I got … Groucho. How about you?

Which Marx Brother Are You?

I got … Groucho. How about you?

Hey friends — I’m on the planning committee for a very exciting series of events coming up in May of this year: Marxfest, a month-long celebration of all things Marx Brothers in the brothers’ hometown, NYC.You can check out the calendar of events here (more are to be added very shortly): www.marxfest.comWe’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help cover expenses (this is not a for-profit endeavor), so please, follow the link below, view the video and chip in if you can. Any amount is appreciated, but there are some very cool premiums available at various levels of support. And by all means, please share this with every Marx Brothers fan (in other words, every right-thinking citizen of the world) you know!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/k72ndst/marx-brothers-festival-new-york

Hey friends — I’m on the planning committee for a very exciting series of events coming up in May of this year: Marxfest, a month-long celebration of all things Marx Brothers in the brothers’ hometown, NYC.

You can check out the calendar of events here (more are to be added very shortly): www.marxfest.com

We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help cover expenses (this is not a for-profit endeavor), so please, follow the link below, view the video and chip in if you can. Any amount is appreciated, but there are some very cool premiums available at various levels of support.

And by all means, please share this with every Marx Brothers fan (in other words, every right-thinking citizen of the world) you know!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/k72ndst/marx-brothers-festival-new-york

 My latest story at cowbird.com: Last Man Standing

 My latest story at cowbird.com: Last Man Standing

My first story shared at Cowbird.com, a mortifying tale of adolescent awkwardness.

My first story shared at Cowbird.com, a mortifying tale of adolescent awkwardness.


Boy, do I love Arlene Francis.

Boy, do I love Arlene Francis.

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On Friday, the New York Times ran a classically tunnel visioned New York Times feature, about what it means to be middle class in Manhattan. The Times would have you believe that to live in the Apple, you’re going to need about $235K a year to just hit that modest goal.

If you are defining…

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Opening day of the Empire State Building, photographed by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1931.
Love this.

Opening day of the Empire State Building, photographed by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1931.

Love this.

Ingrid Bergman would have been 97 years old today, and the crush on her we acquired the first time we saw CASABLANCA back in 1978 continues unabated. Few, if any, actresses have been more radiantly beautiful on the silver screen. 

Ingrid Bergman would have been 97 years old today, and the crush on her we acquired the first time we saw CASABLANCA back in 1978 continues unabated. Few, if any, actresses have been more radiantly beautiful on the silver screen. 

Happy 104th birthday to photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, wherever he may be.

Happy 104th birthday to photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, wherever he may be.