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

The Best-Dressed Men at the 2015 Oscars

The men’s sartorial turnout at this year’s Academy Awards was notably better than recent years. Thankfully, there were less pallbearer and chauffeur looks produced by neckties, and there were fewer notch lapels, which is another pet peeve of mine. It was almost as if stars and their stylists started paying attention to what is actually most flattering on a man and not the capricious whimsy of the latest designs. And the overall attention to tailoring was pretty good. Continue reading The Best-Dressed Men at the 2015 Oscars

The Party’s Over… Photos and a Video Teaser for Mad Men, Season 7

AMC released photos and a video teaser this week for the final episodes of Mad Men, which begin airing on Sunday, April 5th. It almost looks like a somber wedding reception in Hef’s backyard or, according to the sound of Diana Ross on the video soundtrack, “the sweetest hangover.” Enjoy… Continue reading The Party’s Over… Photos and a Video Teaser for Mad Men, Season 7

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

Best Barber, a New Tip-Top Barbershop in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Hell’s Kitchen has a lot of barbershops. Most of these barbershops are designed with an unfortunate formula that includes bad lighting, ill-considered furnishings and a front window showcasing photos that look like grooming images from an International Male catalog. A guy who is sensitive to his surroundings and looking for a good and fairly priced haircut in a handsome, masculine and tasteful setting would be challenged to find a positive experience in Midtown West. Until now. Continue reading Best Barber, a New Tip-Top Barbershop in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC