Open Mic

‘SNL’ Guru Lorne Michaels Steps Out From Behind the Scenes — and Spills Secrets From the Other Side of the Curtain

With the exception of his brief but fairly regular cameos on “Saturday Night Live,” executive producer Lorne Michaels is a man who prefers to work behind the scenes, someone who doesn’t normally seek the spotlight. But as one of the…

Apr 18, 2013

Had Enough Movie Awards Yet? MTV Adds Its Coda to the Season — Along With a Look at What’s Ahead

Just when you thought movie awards season ended with the Oscars and kudo-attention shifted to the Emmys, along come the MTV Movie Awards to shower last year’s films with golden popcorn trophies. The awards show, which aired live from Sony…

Apr 16, 2013

A Family Trip Evokes Poetic Thoughts of Spring, Robert Frost and an Odd College Tradition

Walking Back to the Future The resemblance was uncanny. She looked remarkably like Payton, A girl whom I had had a crush on Like Forrest had on Jenny. Back then we were both seventeenStudying romantic poets in the spring.She paid…

Apr 5, 2013