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Celebration; Madonna; Warner Bros.

Celebration; Madonna; Warner Bros.

“Who’s That Girl?” Seriously? Thirty-six songs on the two-disc version of Madonna’s otherwise groovy, career-spanning greatest hits compilation, Celebration, and she includes “Who’s That Girl?” If you’re going to bother with that largely forgettable movie soundtrack, why not include the vaguely danceable “Commotion,” instead? Upon further consideration, maybe it’s a wise number to include—if not […]

Best adult entertainment

Charlottesville? May as well call it Fertility-ville with all the discussion of pregnancy, birth, diapering, child rearing and Montessori tuition that fills the air. If it’s not the best adult entertainment it’s certainly the favorite. Do you people know there are two wars on? Have you heard of health care reform? Like the lone old […]

I drink, therefore I am…learning

I drink, therefore I am…learning

When the opportunity arose to take a class in “pest management,” I was mightily tempted to make jokes about how I could at last learn to deal with teenagers or—perhaps, more useful—the phone solicitors from the NYU Alumni Association. But the truth is, I’m trying to learn more about wine. Wine is not a bother […]

Virginia Wine: The Pop Quiz

Virginia Wine: The Pop Quiz

It’s a familiar story: The wine columnist heads out to pick up a bottle of Viognier for the whole gang and a couple of weeks go by. Knowing him, we think J. Tobias Beard might be arrested in his tracks in front of a selection of young whites that hint at apricot and spring flowers. […]