Christmas Classic: Why We Love Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

      Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook   WASHINGTON, December 4, 2014 – It’s hard to believe that Frank Capra’s endearing 1946 Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” was an Academy Award loser despite receiving 5 Oscar nominations. That’s because today, over 60 years since its debut, Capra’s wonderfully heartfelt film […]

The Glorious Corner: Joanna Bonaro’s Delightful Good ‘n Screwed, John Lennon Remembered, Author Mark Bego’s “Eat Like A Rock Star” Signing, and More!

    G.H. Harding GOOD ‘n SCREWED IN BROOKLYN —Joanna Bonaro’s delightful TV-pilot Good ‘n Screwed received its Brooklyn-premier Friday night at the 2017 American Filmatic Arts Awards; winning in the Best Woman Filmmaker in short screenwriting and Best Ensemble Cast/Short. Though we’ve seen the pilot before, on their massive screen Friday night, we picked up […]

6 Royal Romance Books To Read After The Royal Engagement

  Rachael Ellenbogen Displayed with permission from International Business Times The announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement on Monday was the news people everywhere were waiting to hear. Their tale is the kind of story romance books are written about, which is why reading those books is a perfect way to celebrate the […]

Amazon To Turn ‘Lord Of The Rings” Into a TV Series

    Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook Inc has bought the global television rights to “The Lord of the Rings,” the company said on Monday, in what may be its biggest and most expensive move yet to draw viewers to its streaming and shopping club Prime. Amazon said it will produce […]

The Glorious Corner: Ozzy’s Final Tour, Marcus Goldhaber Releases Album, New Lou Reed Bio, Rolling Stone Mag’s 50th Anniversary and More!

  G.H. Harding  Marcus’ Mission — Singer Marcus Goldhaber, Monday night at Steve Walter’s Cutting Room, officially launched his new album Carry You On; his terrific new project wherein the songs were written based on stories  from newly returned veterans. The evening began with a talk back, moderated by Billy Terrell, and a panel, including Dan […]

Interview: Parade Talks to the All-Star Cast of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Remake

  Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook   As Murder on the Orient Express, the new star-studded update of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, steams ahead for big screen (Nov. 10), the cast—including Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Penélope Cruz and director Kenneth Branagh, who also plays detective Hercule Poirot—talk about on-set excitement, […]

New Book By Famed Photographer Peter Simon Brings Unique Perspective to Martha’s Vineyard

Via press release (Martha’s Vineyard, MA) – With a career having spanned over 50 years, Peter Simon has covered an incredible range of subjects from 1960s free love and protest to the greatest names in rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and pop music, major league baseball, and so much more. Now, with his newest book “MARTHA’S […]

Kevin Sorbo: Gianni Versace Sexually Harassed Me

  Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook   Maria Vultaggio Displayed with permission “Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo alleged famous fashion designer Gianni Versace sexually harassed him. The allegation was made on Adam Carolla’s podcast Tuesday, which came after the pair discussed the dozens of women who have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of […]

The Glorious Corner: Mark Bego’s “Eat Like A Rock Star” Hits #3 On Amazon’s Best Selling Cookbook List, Marcus Goldhaber’s “Song For Peace”, Mike Greenly’s Huff Post, Micky Dolenz on Radio’s Jonesy Jukebox and More!

  G.H. Harding  BEGO HITS THREE — As Mark Bego’s Eat Like A Rock Star hits #3 on the Amazon best Selling cookbook list, some inner-gremlins prevented our party photos from running Monday. Here they are again, featuring: The Rascal’s Gene Cornish, Debbie Davis and Mary Wilson; Cory Daye from The Savannah Band; and, Imaginary Friends’ Beth Wernick, […]

DC Universe NYCC Panel Recap

  Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook Displayed with permission from iDigital Times The DC Universe panel at New York Comic-Con 2017 gave fans a peek at upcoming issues and arcs from some of the biggest titles in DC Comics. The early Sunday panel had some of the best writers and artists in the DC universe, including writers […]

Rock & Roll Biographer Mark Bego Turns Chef With “Eat Like A Rock Star”

  Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook     With 12 million books in print, the rock & roll biographer known as “The Prince of Pop Music Bios,” Mark Bego, has suddenly morphed into a celebrity chef with his new all-star rock & roll cookbook:  “Eat Like a Rock Star.”  His long-time friend, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, […]

Banned Books Week: Harry Potter and the Censors’ Wrath

Displayed with permission from Newsweek The American Library Association (ALA)’s yearly Banned Books Week, held this year between Sunday September 24 and Saturday September 30, is both a celebration of freedom and a warning against censorship. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores […]

The Glorious Corner: Renegade Theatre at New York’s Famed The Cutting Room, Classic Rock’s John Fogerty Signs Exclusive Deal With BMG, Mark Bego’s “Eat Like A Rock Star” Book and More!

    G.H. Harding  RENEGADE THEATRE AT THE CUTTING ROOM —Monday night at The Cutting Room in NYC was a staged reading of Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna’s Lovers and Other Strangers, with, Warren Bub, Maureen Van Zandt, Janet Alexander, Joanna Bonaro and Bianca Monica, among others. We lost Bologna earlier this year (he of […]

The Glorious Corner: The Emmys in Review, Marc Bolan of T. Rex, The Fate of Rolling Stone Magazine, Author Mark Bego’s New Book and More!

      G.H. Harding  EMMY NOTES — Last night’s Emmy Awards was an interesting affair on many fronts. Going in, I prognosticated that HBO’s Big Little Lies; Netflix’s Stranger Things and NBC’s This Is Us would be the front runners. Lies was huge with wins all over the place, while Stranger Things was shut […]

Books: Mark Bego’s New “Eat Like A Rock Star” Cook Book Coming October 17, 2017

Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook Celebrated rock & roll biographer Mark Bego returns to the scene with his 62nd published book, “Eat Like a Rock Star” (Skyhorse Publishing) on October 17, 2017: his first cookbook. Although he has been cooking all of his life, the idea of combining his love of rock music and food came to […]

Entertainment Author M.A. Cassata Releases Updated Edition Of Fan-Favorite ‘The Elton John Scrapbook’— New Edition Features Detailed Information About The Music Legend’s Life

Entertainment author M.A. Cassata has announced the release of The Elton John Scrapbook: Revised and Updated eBook Edition. The original book was published in 2002, and over the years, fans have requested that a newly updated version be published. Cassata heard her fans’ requests and went to work on the new version that was just […]

In The Glorious Corner: TV’s “The Sinner, Taylor Swifts Rules, In-Demand Musician Tyce, Micky Dolenz’s Guest-Spot on Hulu’s “Difficult People”

    G.H. Harding  SINNER MAN — I’ve watched all four episodes so far of USA’s The Sinner and have to declare it a substantial success. Bill Pullman, toplining with Jessica Biel, is just outstanding. A cop with a dark secret (very much nota new idea) is just dazzling. With a Kris Kringle-like white beard, at […]