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72 Groovy Things about Madeline Kahn

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Groovy Giveaway: The Third One on DVD



Courtesy of TLA Releasing, this week's Groovy Giveaway is three DVDs of Rodrigo Guerrero's The Third One. Steamy, uplifting and refreshingly sex-positive, Guerrero's festival favorite feature asks: "What if the best part of a night of sex was the day after?"

After meeting in a chat room, 22-year-old Fede (Emiliano Dionisi) arrives at a downtown building to have an intimate encounter with a sexy gay couple almost twice his age (Carlos Echevarría and Nicolás Armengol). As the night unfolds, Fede has an intense and telling experience. The next morning finds him different, as if suddenly he had found a new possible way to love

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name and address to deepdishdrama@aol.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Sunday, November 30 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1538: More Dishes to Be Thankful For


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Dish of the Day #1537: More Dishes to Be Thankful For


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Web Series Worth Watching: The Season Finale of Capitol Hill



Web Series of the Week: Capitol Hill
The first season of this fabulous queer homage to 1970s/80s TV - and one of my favorite new series of 2014 - comes to a dramatic conclusion as our brave heroine, Roses Smell (played by the wonderful Waxie Moon), attempts to solve the crime of the century. She also receives a surprising phone call from The Mayor and his porn-tacular moustache. I can't wait to see Season 2!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Remembering Mike Nichols 1931 - 2014



Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at age 83, began his career in 1955 with the Chicago improv troupe, The Compass Players (a predecessor to Second City). And in 1958, he and Elaine May began performing as the comedy duo, Nichols and May, which led to their 1960 Broadway show, An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May, and a Grammy Award-winning album. They discontinued their act in 1961, but the couple reunited in 1980 to star as George and Martha in a production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre (below you can watch Nichols and May in a sketch and as the Mystery Guests on What's My Line? on June 26, 1960).




Nichols then became an acclaimed Broadway director, winning ten Tony Awards for Barefoot in the Park (1963), Luv (1964), The Odd Couple (1965), Plaza Suite (1968), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971), Annie (1977) as a producer, The Real Thing (1984) as a director and a producer, Spamalot (2005) and Death of a Salesman (2012). Other Broadway directing credits include The Apple Tree (1966), The Little Foxes (1967), The Gin Game (1977), Hurlyburly (1984), Death and the Maiden (1992) and Betrayal (2013) (below you can watch his Tony Award acceptance speech for Death of a Salesman).



He also directed many films, including Catch-22 (1970), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), The Fortune (1975), Gilda Live (1980), Biloxi Blues (1988), Regarding Henry (1991), Wolf (1994), Primary Colors (1998), What Planet Are You From? (2000), Wit (a 2001 HBO movie for which he won two Emmy Awards), Closer (2004) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007). He was also an executive producer of the 1976-80 ABC drama, Family.

Nichols is survived by three children and his fourth wife, former ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer.

To celebrate Mr. Nichols' life and career, I'm featuring some of my favorite films and TV productions that he directed (in chronological order):

Deep Dish Pool Party #96


The rules are simple - each week I feature 10 Dishes of the Day and you get to invite your three favorites over for some wet and wild fun at the Deep Dish Pool Party. The five guys who receive the most votes get to stay, and the following week five new Dishes are added to the guest list.

1) Dish #1502: Justin Leonard
Last Week #1, Week 7, 33 invites out of 224


Dish of the Day #1536: Dishes to Be Thankful For


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dish of the Day #1535: Dishes to Be Thankful For


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dish of the Day #1534: Dishes to Be Thankful For


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Today's Dish is Donovan Klein.