Pick ‘n’ Roll

TV pick of the year so far. Conan in Cuba. You have to find this 90-minute window into a wonderful culture just off our shores. Laugh until you cry. Learn so much. O’Brien’s nod to Bourdain’s Parts Unknown with a slap stick.

March Madness rolls on. Sweet Sixteen. Um. Joe. Michigan State beat oops… Virginia! Who is still in? Oh, yes. All of my teams.

Girls finale. They are finally gaining independence and perspective. Growing up. Gone Girl. Found it at RedBox. It was good. Rosamund Pike personified Amy as in the book. Affleck not so much Nick.

Run Ted Run. This could be fun.

SideLines

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s new book, Off the Sidelines. Navigating life on the political playing field. Her long drive from motherhood to congressional leadership. Can’t do it from the bleachers. On other gridirons, Peyton Manning managed to make history with most touchdown passes. After his SuperBowl pummeling, a better legacy. Even if SanFran handed it to him. Cowboys rise again. Old rivalries recalled as baseball Giants series begins.

Gone Plots. The Affair is a derivative of Gillian Flynn’s he-said, she-said psychological thriller. Alison v. Noah. Amy v. Nick. Love The Affair’s familiar scenes at Lunch, the enduring Lobster Roll diner.  A frequent stop for over 33 years along the Montauk Highway, our favorite byway to Amagansett. cropped-dsc_00991.jpg

On Homeland, Carrie has gone back to employing her basic instincts in edgy espionage and seductive recruiting. Blurry lines.