Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Leonard Nimoy’s Most Underrated Performance

Leonard Nimoy will always be known best for Spock, but his underrated performance in the 1978 alien invasion paranoia thriller Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of my favorites. In it, he plays celebrated pop psychologist and best-selling author Dr. David Kibner. Continue reading Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Leonard Nimoy’s Most Underrated Performance

Michael Paul Smith and Elgin Park

Since I was a kid, I’ve had a wild fascination with train sets, models and miniatures. When I saw this mini documentary about the work of Michael Paul Smith and his incredible creation of a 1/24th scale midcentury American town called Elgin Park, I don’t think I blinked or breathed for nine minutes straight. Continue reading Michael Paul Smith and Elgin Park

What You Could Actually Wear from the AW15 London Collections: Men

I break designer collections down to two categories: 1) fashion, designed for spectacle for other people in fashion, people who work in retail, legitimate celebrities and rock stars, or club kids with trust funds; and 2) clothes, designed with restrained elegance for people who live and work in a real world with constraints. I’m interested in the latter.

This past week’s Autumn/Winter 2015 London Collections: Men had a little bit of both, with unremarkable bits in between. As for the real clothes for real people, there were some fantastic pieces. My favorites included inspirations from Gieves & Hawkes, Hardy Amies, Pringle of Scotland, Richard James and Tom Ford. Continue reading What You Could Actually Wear from the AW15 London Collections: Men

The Humor, Style and Lack Thereof at the 2015 Golden Globes

Last night was the third and final time Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would host the Golden Globes, which bums me out. They’re fantastic, and they didn’t disappoint last night.

In lieu of seasonally repeating myself with yet another post-awards show piece about the black tie turnout at the 2015 Golden Globes, I went with a podcast about the telecast itself, the comic stylings of our co-hostesses and some of the awards and recipients. Continue reading The Humor, Style and Lack Thereof at the 2015 Golden Globes

Traveling Lighter with Logitech’s Ultrathin iPad Keyboard Cover

Last year, I gave up traveling with a laptop, slimming down to my iPad 2 when I was away from HQ. My setup was a fabulous easel-like iPad stand from Twelve South and an Apple Wireless Keyboard. It was a pretty efficient and lightweight kit that, despite its multiple pieces, was more versatile than a MacBook Air, since I could use the iPad to read magazines, newspapers and books as well as write. Continue reading Traveling Lighter with Logitech’s Ultrathin iPad Keyboard Cover