Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category

Saturday night kizomba: Isabelle and Félicien

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

samba with tango steps, Soha Mil Pasos

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

And to celebrate, here’s Bryn Terfel singing Suo Gan, the traditional Welsh lullaby,

Thursday night tango: Mario & Laura

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Doesn’t get much better than this:
Mario Bournissen & Laura Rusconi improvising to Di Sarli’s Tormenta, May 2014 at Tango Bristol Stockholm.

Mario’s THE tango teacher, folks!

Thursday night Paddy & Nico

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Story here.

Mad Men’s somber final season opener

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

madmen_iconUnlike the prior season, this season’s opener had me glued to the TV set from beginning to end. The episode is titled Time Zones, and Joel Murray as Freddy Rumsen opened it with an entrancing monologue (an ad for Accutron watches) that also serves both as a metaphor on time, and on the value of objects for those of us who are fond of our material possessions – especially our watches.

The pitch of Rumsen’s voice, the flat delivery, and the use of this monologue as the opener for the final season brings us into a Twilight Zone* of sorts, in keeping with the T-Zone title.

Read the rest of my review at Da Tech Guy Blog.

Bye-bye, Elementary

Friday, April 11th, 2014

My latest article at Da Tech Guy Blog, Bye-bye, Elementary, on CBS’s Sherlock Holmes and the Second Amendment.

Please read it and leave a comment.

Tuesday night tango: El Chino & Kat

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Marcelo El Chino Gutierrez and Katherine Gorsuch

Latin America at the #Oscars2014

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto remembered the Venezuelan protesters:

To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen and live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight.

UPDATE:
Whoa! Kevin Spacey, too,

In Venezuela, most TV viewers could not watch the event as the private channel Venevision, for the first time in several decades of carrying the Academy Awards, did not broadcast the show Sunday night, which is hardly surprising, considering the Twitter campaign,

Mexican Alfonso Cuarón was a double winner: Mark Sanger and he first won for Best Film Editing (a category close to my heart), causing Paco Almaraz to quip,
And, as if were a livestock fair, the price of Alfonso Cuarón’s semen just quintuplicated . . .

Once Cuarón took another Oscar for Best Directing, a commenter in Almaraz’s feed was wondering if Cuarón would get cloned.

Saturday night tango: Diego Benavidez & Natasha Agudelo

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

The World Champions,

Thursday night tango: Carlos Copello & Anabela Brogioli

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Carlos Copello & Anabela Brogioli performing an Apache dance,

Copello is the last guy Sally Potter dances with in this scene: