Today’s Special

I saw Today’s Special, starring Aasif Mandvi, yesterday. I don’t have a lot of deep thoughts about it: it wasn’t groundbreaking (it followed the classic storytelling formula exactly, and I could predict every event), but it was very upbeat and cute. It’s also refreshing to see an actor of color in the lead role, re-learning…

Zombies, phantoms, etc.

I saw The Phantom of the Opera last Saturday. Phantom is extremely popular–the Pantages was packed on Saturday– and the longest-running musical on Broadway. As billed in most advertisements, it’s the “haunting love story of a brilliant composer shamed by his disfigurement, and the opera singer he falls in love with.” (Or something like that.)…

Election Results

Preliminary results on the props, according to the Huffington Post: 19: No 20: Yes 21: No 22: Yes 23: No 24: No The LA Times has projected Jerry Brown to win for governor, and Barbara Boxer for senator, which is a good thing for Democrats, because it looks like the House will be going to…