Nick Leshi

Nick Leshi
Location
Bronx, New York, United States of America
Birthday
December 13
Bio
Writer, actor, media professional, fan of entertainment, pop culture, and speculative fiction. Contact nickleshi@aol.com for more info.

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The calendar says Spring is officially here, but this year's brutal Winter still seems to want to play one last April Fool's joke on us as the unseasonably cold weather continues to linger with possible snowfall threatening to once again come our way here in New York.  But with Major Leag/…

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MARCH 28, 2011 10:50PM

The Allure of All-Star Casts

Amy Adams has won the coveted role of Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman: The Man of Steel movie.  The casting has really intrigued me: Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Kevin Costner as Pa Kent, and Diane Lane as Ma Kent.  I have been similarly impressed with the announced cast o/…

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If you happened to watch ABC's World News Tonight on Sunday, you may have seen my little nephew Danny crying.  He was at the Bronx Zoo, one of his favorite places, where an Egyptian cobra has gone missing.  He was crying not out of fear that the venomous creature is on the/…

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My short play, Wise Man, which was originally part of my Dream Fragments anthology, was performed Friday night as part of Darknight Productions NYC 4x4 presentation of four short plays "about New York and New Yorkers."  It was an interesting variety of genres, both comedy and drama. /…

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MARCH 25, 2011 2:45PM

Some Celebrities Only Need One Name

According to the New York Post, Lyndsay Lohan is trying to legally drop her last name, so she will just be known as Lindsay.  This is not the first time (nor the last) that pop superstars have embraced a single-word monicker by which to identify themselves. 

Here is a list of so/…

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MARCH 24, 2011 11:17PM

Finally, 3D Without the Glasses

Gamers are excited about the new handheld videogame system Nintendo 3DS which offers three-dimensional effects without the need for those annoying glasses.  That's right, with nothing more your own naked eyeballs, you can now see 3D on an electronic screen.  I have written before abo/…

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MARCH 23, 2011 11:01PM

Farewell to a True Movie Star

Elizabeth Taylor led a long, interesting life in the spotlight.  Her passing reminds me that today's starlets and celebrities just don't measure up to the ones from yesteryear. 

She showed star quality with her violet eyes and rich emotion from her earliest films as a child, La… Read full post »
One of my favorite duties when I worked at DLT Entertainment was editing the company newsletter, Bits 'n' Pieces.  It was a compilation of items about our organization, tidbits about our employees, and news coverage about some of the television shows we were syndicating.  Periodicall/…

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MARCH 21, 2011 9:43PM

Enjoying Restaurant Week

My wife and I love going out to eat.  We have our favorite restaurants but we also love trying out new places.  It can get pricey, so when an opportunity like the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week comes around, we jump at the chance to expose ourselves to some new cuisine in/…

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MARCH 20, 2011 10:35PM

Meet the New Charlie's Angels

The first image of the three stars of the new Charlie's Angels television series together on the set the first day of shooting began spreading around the Internet on such sites as PopEater and others.  ABC's reboot of the classic has a good trio of actresses playing the good-looking/…

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Sunday night, ABC will air the season finale of Detroit 1-8-7, and since there is no word yet about whether or not it will return next season, this might be your last chance to see a new episode.  I have always enjoyed gritty police dramas, and this show is a fine/… Read full post »

MARCH 18, 2011 8:37PM

Guilty Confession: I Like Ke$ha

Why do so many people seem to hate Ke$ha?  Her songs are catchy, her lyrics stick in your head.  Yes, her personality is brash and at times vulgar, and she tries too hard to be outrageous, as if she were trying to be a second-rate (or maybe a fifth-rate) Lady Gaga. /…

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MARCH 17, 2011 11:33PM

Stand By Me 25 Years Later

Where does the time go?  Has it really been twenty-five years since the movie Stand By Me was released?  Based on the novella, The Body, by Stephen King, it proved to the world that King could tell some wonderful nostalgic tales and not just supernatural horror stories.  Stand B… Read full post »
MARCH 16, 2011 11:12PM

Bringing Neil Gaiman Stories to Life

One of the greatest living writers today is Neil Gaiman, so I was excited to learn last year that his classic comic book series, The Sandman, might be adapted for television.  Then, it seemed like the idea of bringing the award-winning series to life might be dead, but hope is still… Read full post »
MARCH 15, 2011 10:22PM

Milestones in Self-Publishing

On top of everything else I'm doing, I'm seriously considering writing a couple of books, and I'm leaning toward self-publishing.  A lot of my friends and family are encouraging me, so we'll see how it goes.  It started me thinking about success stories in self-publishing history, th/…

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MARCH 14, 2011 11:19PM

Replacing Actors

Now that Charlie Sheen has been fired from Two and a Half Men, speculation is rampant about which actor might replace him in the role of Charlie Harper. The Daily Beast has a great article about possible thespians who might fill those "winning" shoes, from the interesting (Emilio Estevez) /…

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MARCH 13, 2011 10:52PM

The Ugliest Olympics Logo Ever

Years after London officials announced their logo for the 2012 Olympic Games, people are still criticizing it.  I admit it is the ugliest logo I have ever seen and I have no idea how or why it was ever approved, but some of the reaction to it has been pretty extreme.

Iran's/…

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I have always been a bibliophile, collecting books and reading at every opportunity. Ever since I received a Kindle as a gift, I have been reading more than ever. 

The e-reader allows me to carry my book collection everywhere I go.  Now, whenever I learn about a new book, I can/…

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My local newscasts are becoming more and more unabashedly biased in their reporting.  It's an obvious attempt to counter the competition from opinionated blogs, social media, and other electronic channels of news.  Some might argue that objectivity has been waining for years with the/…

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MARCH 10, 2011 3:43PM

Do Not Feed the Trolls

Listening to Charlie Sheen call people "trolls" made me think of online trolls, those often anonymous rabble-rousers who post inflamatory comments online seemingly for the sole purpose of causing drama.  The term originates from those monstrous beasts of fiction found in fairytales, The H… Read full post »
MARCH 9, 2011 10:24PM

Advertising or No Advertising?

During my class Wednesday night, my students and I discussed corporate blogs, commercial blogs, and different types of revenue options for online writing.  Advertising is one way that bloggers can make some money.  But many, like me, choose not to have ads clutter up their blogs.&nbs/…

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MARCH 8, 2011 10:20PM

The Music of Lauren Pritchard

It was the night after the Tony Awards in 2007.  My wife and I were in the audience during an amazing performance of Spring Awakening, only 24 hours after the show had won eight trophies, including Best Musical.  The air was electric, the crowd was energetic, and the actors on stage/…

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Quite a stir was created when Boom Studios announced a new Peanuts project for Kaboom, its new children's line.  Would we finally be seeing brand new adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang?  Since creator Charles Schulz passed away in 2000, there has been no ne/…

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MARCH 6, 2011 10:25PM

Wacky Theories About Dino Dan

Kids love Dino Dan, the Canadian-produced television series that airs here in the States on Nick Jr. about a boy fascinated with dinosaurs.  Some adults have been making a few far-fetched theories about the show, reading into the absence of Dan's dad (who apparently is/…

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MARCH 5, 2011 11:14PM

The Trauma of Switching Smartphones

My Palm Pre served me well, but I dropped it one too many times, cracking its touchscreen and destroying its charger jack so it could no longer juice up its battery, so it finally gasped its last electronic breath.  Since the Palm Pre is being phased out, I had to switch/…

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