Grammy Awards Preview

With so much focus on movie award shows this time of year, it seems like the annual Grammy Awards often get lost in the shuffle.  The music industry will hand out its highest honors this Sunday, February 12th in a ceremony that airs live at 7:00 p.m. on CBS.  The affable James Corden will serve…

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the devastating surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy, which led directly to the entry of the United States into World War II.  As prophesized all those years ago by President Franklin Roosevelt, December 7, 1941 remains a date that lives…

Great New Legal Dramas

I am a huge fan of television legal dramas, and am still mourning the fact that “The Good Wife,” one of my all-time favorite television series, has concluded its run after seven great seasons of epic courtroom battles, office intrigue and politicians run amok.  Alicia Florrick, high-powered attorney and wife of the disgraced Governor of…

Tony Awards Recap

As a huge fan of Broadway musicals, I eagerly look forward to the annual Tony Awards telecast, which is always chock-full of performances from the most popular shows in New York.  This year’s show, which aired Sunday night, was no exception.  James Corden proved an amiable host of the show, adding several fun bits which…

Cook Library Cinema Club: Fools for Love?

Who knew librarians are such fools for love when it comes to movies? In honor of Valentine’s Day, I asked staff to share their favorite romantic comedies and love stories, and the response was overwhelming. Whether it’s a film that makes us laugh out loud or a three-hankie weeper that we love to wallow in, it…