Monday, March 14, 2011

Comings and goings

- Surprise, surprise--the opening of Spider-Man, the musical, on Broadway has been delayed...again. The "new" official opening date is June 14. This is the sixth time that the show has been delayed and is in danger of becoming the biggest, most expensive flop in Broadway history.

- Another sign of the apocalypse: Charlie Sheen is taking his craziness on the road. On April 2, the Charlie Sheen LIVE: My Violent Torpedo of Truth tour will open.

- Note to self--do NOT travel on business on the first day of spring break week.

- The New York Times has a story today on a magazine which is actually succeeding in printed form. The Week, a small publication which relies upon stripped-down news stories, culled from a variety of sources, has a formula which is working--it's profitable and has grown subscribers by more than fivefold since it began publishing in 2001.

- Just as I tire, as a Kansan, of references to Oz, so too must Houstonians tire of the following. Both the New York Times and USA Today used references to "Houston, we have (fill in the blank)" for the main headlines of their NCAA Basketball Tournament preview sections. The Times had "Houston, We Have Liftoff" while USAT had "Houston, We Have Tipoff."

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