Rufus Wainwright Sings Sonnet 20, Happy Birthday to the Bard

Not only is it St. George’s Day today, and the night before Poem-in-your Pocket Day, but it is also the birthday of William Shakespeare. Well, it may not be the exact day, but it’s pretty close since he was apparently baptized on the 2 6th of April. Willy would be 450 years old today, but…

A Question from Joseph Gordon-Levit and Zooey D.

There are a lot of wonderful versions of this song out there, including Harry Connick Jr.’s, the first one I ever heard. But it’s one of those songs that have been around for a while and have been performed by everyone from Barbara Streisand to Ella Fitzgerald. There is even this delightful duet between Rufus Wainwright…

Impromptu Monster Mash at the Haunted Porch

Dad was playing the required spooky sounds when he decided to play something really scary: Rufus Wainwright doing Judy Garland! The monsters loved it. What the video doesn’t show is the sidewalk full of trick-or-treaters just staring at us, not sure what to make of it all.