DCS: adam west

Adam West ended the decades-long controversy in a single sentence on an episode of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory: “It should be me, Keaton, Kilmer, Lego, Bale, and the pretty boy Clooney.” Adam passed away on June 9, 2017 after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88. Here’s my own memory of West’s …

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Monday Artday: renaissance

I was a fan of the progressive rock band Renaissance when I was in high school. The band, originally forming from former members of The Yardbirds, evolved into a band combining a rock base with medieval touches and mystical lyrics. They were fronted by the angelic voiced Annie Haslam. Haslam was trained as an opera singer …

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Monday Artday: sun

I started watching CBS Sunday Morning years ago, when Charles Kuralt was the host. The show, conceived as the television equivalent to the Sunday newspaper magazine, set an easy pace with gentle stories that were the perfect accompaniment to a bagel and a cup of coffee. Kuralt, the veteran newsman, delivered the introduction to each …

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Monday Artday: frida kahlo

After a long, five year absence and an awkward “passing of the baton,” the Monday Artday blog has resurfaced like the Phoenix (the mythical bird, not the city in Arizona). I received an email from the original host and I have accepted the invitation to participate. So, here’s the deal: much like the venerable Illustration …

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