The Ballet is Reopening! But What Happens When the Dancers Are Quarantined?

by Anna Breuer

When Broadway and the West End shut down at the start of the coronavirus in the United States and the United Kingdom, most people – including those involved in theater  – believed things would be back to normal by June.
While U.K. theaters may open, and a few have, Broadway theaters won’t be opening until at least the end of the current year.
Few producers want their casts and productions to experience …

Is It Now Safe to Come Out of Our Bunkers?

by Jonathan Spira

As someone who grew up with family members who were immunosuppressed as a result of having had kidney transplants, avoiding infection was somewhat second nature to me. As soon as I saw the coronavirus take hold in the New York area (it was the highly publicized case of the Broadway usher’s infection that made things crystal clear, given that I, in pre-corona days, would go to between one and four Broadway and …

Review and Test Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier

by Jonathan Spira

The Chevrolet Bolt, Detroit’s answer to the call for electric vehicles with sufficient range as to be useful for more than short trips and commutes, made its debut not at one of the major auto shows but at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
That alone should be telling.
The Bolt is assembled in General Motor’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan, which received a $160 million upgrade in order to produce the high-tech …

Review and Test Drive: 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD

by Jonathan Spira

The last thing one might think of is that the world needs yet another mid-size SUV.  The folks at Kia clearly thought it did, and, after a little over a week with the new 2020 Kia Telluride – the largest vehicle Kia ever produced for the United States – we believe they were spot on.
The 2020 Kia Telluride made its official debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show …

How to Sleep Better During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Paul Riegler

If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone.  The coronavirus pandemic has left many people with unstructured and unsettled, impacting the body’s circadian rhythm and often the impact is greater than jet lag.
In many respects, it’s no different from crossing multiple time zones, subjecting your body to seeing, for example, the time as midnight while it’s really time to attend a meeting or go to lunch. This is behind the …

Review and Test Drive: 2020 Mazda Mazda3

by Jonathan Spira

Mazdas are always welcome guests in our fleet.  No sooner did we turn in a Soul Red Crystal Mazda6 than a Polymetal Gray Metallic Mazda3 appeared in our driveway.
Several years ago we looked at the Mazda3, which was the third generation of the successful compact line that made its debut in 2003.  The fourth gen Mazda3 sedan and hatchback were both unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles International Auto Show …

How Hotels Hope to Use Housekeeping and Housekeepers to Encourage Guests to Return

by Anna Breuer

Haven’t stayed at a hotel recently?  Neither have most people who typically would have responded with a resounding “yes.”
In the event you are just returning from an extended Martian holiday (sans hotel, of course), please note the following: Clean is in.
While hotels previously would hide housekeeping carts and keep those who dusted and vacuumed as out of sight as the maids of Downton Abbey, all major hotel chains are conducting …