Streisand’s ‘Partners’ Debuts Atop Billboard Chart

Barbra Streisand has added one more feather to her cap, and let's face it, at this point she has the equivalent of a full-length headdress when it comes to achievements. With the chart-topping debut of her latest set, Partners, Streisand achieves what no other musician (soloist or group) ever has, a number … Continue reading

Buying a Tablet? Things to Look for Before Purchasing

As everyone knows, tablet computers are hot hot hot these days! Even people who previously had dismissed the gadgets as unnecessary in light of already owning a desktop/laptop computer and smartphone, are coming to the realization that these ultra-thin hybrids can provide a benefit over and above a smart phone or laptop. A friend … Continue reading

Madonna: a new CD, fragrance and tour

Following an extended period out of the Hollywood limelight and off the press' radar, during which time she was writing and directing her first film, Madonna is back with a vengeance in 2012.  At the beginning of February, Madonna performed at the Super Bowl during halftime. Reuters reported that the … Continue reading

Does Christmas fall early this year?

While that may seem like a funny question, it's not that far-fetched. If someone had come across the Christmas displays and decorations in the photos below when I did, in the first week of October, and didn't know that Christmas was a static Roman Catholic calendar holiday versus, say, Easter … Continue reading

Amazon’s new Kindle Fire

If you haven't heard, Jeff Bezos, chairman of the juggernaut online retailer,, held a press conference at the end of last month (September 28th) announcing the upcoming arrival of the newest Kindle style called Fire.  It will start shipping on November 15th, and is currently available for pre-order (see … Continue reading