Sci-fi and diversity do well at the 90th Annual Academy Awards…

First, I want to say upfront that I’m not big on the idea of pitting art (and artists) against each other in competition.   Personally, I am one of the least competitive people on Planet Earth.  The Academy Awards ceremonies in particular bring to mind the apples and oranges analogy:  Is “2001: A Space Odyssey” any…

“Hamilton” takes its shot in L.A…

My crafty wife scored tickets for us to see “Hamilton” near the end of its L.A. run at the historic (and utterly magnificent) Pantages Theatre on Hollywood and Vine (yes, that famous convergence in the heart of Los Angeles; it’s our coast’s answer to Broadway and 42nd). Well, last night (Dec. 23rd) we finally saw…