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Articles from the September 18, 2018 edition

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  • A Portrait of the Playwright as a Young Man: Broadway Bound, a comedy by Neil Simon

    Phil Sokoloff|Sep 18, 2018

    It's 1949, the war is over, and America is beginning a new chapter. Eugene Jerome and his brother Stan are being given a chance to audition as comedy writers for CBS in the emerging medium of television. If they succeed, they'll move out of the family home in Brighton Beach and into the Big City. Eugene, however, is distracted. He's fallen in love and thinks his new girl is The One. Stan has episodes of writer's block. Meanwhile, all is not well within the family: father Jack is often "working...

  • Can a Playboy Type Modify the Classic Blonde Bimbo? The Eternal Question

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff WRiter|Sep 18, 2018

    Sarah is an international news photographer recently nearly killed while on assignment in a hot war zone. Beaten and bruised she is still alive and very happy to be back home with James her longtime boyfriend and international journalist who often travels with Sarah. James is not hurt – not this time – and he is dedicated to helping Sarah fully recover. Their publisher is Richard a man on the door step of senior status, but he has a new girlfriend. Her name is Mandy and she is a perfect blo...

  • The Undiscovered Country of Voice-First Technology: The Alexa Conference in Chattanooga

    Kat Thomas, Editor, Edible Skinny|Sep 18, 2018

    To boldly go where no man has gone before. -Star Trek Bradley Metrock is a busy man in the world of Voice-First technology! He owns and operates VoiceFirst.FM, the voice technology-oriented podcast network enjoyed across 50+ countries worldwide, and anchored by flagship show This Week In Voice, which has risen to the top 20 of Apple Podcast charts for technology-related podcasts. Bradley also produces the annual The Alexa Conference, a worldwide gathering of the Alexa development community and...

  • Brett Kavanaugh's Mom Was the Judge in Christine Blasey Ford's Mom's Foreclosure Case

    Preity Uupala, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 18, 2018

    Never before has a Supreme Court justice appointment caused so much division and drama in the Senate Judiciary Committee. After hours upon hours of Senate hearings, President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, District of Columbia Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, was all set to be confirmed at the senate vote this Thursday. And then a shocking allegation of sexual assault merged a few days ago by Christine Blasey Ford, 51, a California professor who claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her 36...

  • Bergman Style Lounge at Fig & Olive, Sizzles Again for the 70th Emmy Awards

    Preity Uupala, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 18, 2018

    9/17, LA: The 70th annual EMMY awards were held this year on September 17, 2018 at the Microsoft theatre in DTLA and were enjoyed by all. It's Tinsle-town's favorite time of the year and undoubtedly one of the most exciting things to look forward to are the gifting events. Once again the Bergman's Style Lounge and party was the premiere EMMY gifting event hosted at the wonderful WeHo based French restaurant FIG AND OLIVE. As every year, nominees, presenters and music celebrities were presented...