Tag Archives: Frank Sinatra

Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Cole Porter Edition)

Latest from our (very) occasional series The Great American Songbook is filled with splendid renditions of Cole Porter’s work (see especially Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra), but for our money Bobby Short is the best of the bunch. So the … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (The Divine Patti LuPone Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to catch one thing and another and say, it was swell. First, of course, there was crosstown traffic, which takes roughly 30 minutes to navigate. Official Campaign … Continue reading

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Travels With The Missus On the Côte d’Azur (Encore!)

After dinner I walked down to the bay one last time. I stood in a soft rain next to the bust of homeboy Jean Cocteau alongside the chapel he renovated in the 1950s, and looked one last time at the … Continue reading

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Remembering Boston’s Own Michael Kelly, Killed Covering War In Iraq

Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens remembered the great Michael Kelly in his op-ed piece yesterday: Michael Kelly had an uncharitable term for the column you are about to read: “The Nice Column.” Nice columns—about ancient enmities overcome and people … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Week (Frank Sinatra Toupee Edition)

From Saturday’s New York Times: EDITOR’S NOTE In the Talk interview in the Magazine this weekend, Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra’s fourth wife, disputes an account by Gay Talese in a 1966 Esquire article, in which he described Sinatra’s toupees and the woman … Continue reading

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