My R-Rated Childhood
Being a kid in the '60s, when movies weren't rated, meant I saw everything—and I mean everything
My First Playboy
The first time I saw a photo of a naked woman was courtesy of Hugh Hefner—and my dad
The Heart of Rock and Roll
Passing down our love of music to our kids became a tug-of-war between Rush and Joni Mitchell
Turn and Face the Strange
My daughter wanted to listen to music from my youth and I wanted to listen to music from hers. Bridging the gap seemed impossible.
Chanukah on Christmas Feels Like a Miracle
The best possible gift is sharing the holiday together, continuing my mother's tradition
Our Christmas Funeral
My father may have died, but Christmas would go on—complete with tree and traditions
'Dirty Dancing' Is a Supremely Ridiculous Movie
And yet my dance-obsessed 12-year-old daughter and I each found something to grab onto with gusto and enjoy
My Mother, 'Mad Men' and Me
She was a stay-at-home mom who routinely told us kids to 'go and watch television,' and I now see that as her gift to us
My Celebrity Encounter With Jessica Harper
Most of my brushes with greatness have been brief and awkward; not so much with my favorite actress in 'Pennies From Heaven'
Movies With My Mom: 'Enough Said'
The only thing better than watching a movie with someone you love is talking about it afterwards