The Bad Boys of Baltimore: 35 Years Later, Ten Quotes from “Diner”

THE LAVISH REBELLION DINER SERIES by C. Shardae Jobson In 1982, Barry Levinson‘s Diner, the first installment of his “Baltimore Films” was released in movie theaters. The quintet of young male actors cast for the film was the original OutsidersĀ as far as most of them would go on to star in bigger, notable work of the 1980s and ’90s. Yes, that is Kevin Bacon‘s impish … Continue reading The Bad Boys of Baltimore: 35 Years Later, Ten Quotes from “Diner”

Turquoise Chairs and Pancakes at Brookline’s Arcadian “Busy Bee” Restaurant

by C. Shardae Jobson THE LAVISH REBELLION DINER SERIES In all my years of being raised in Brookline and gallivanting in Boston, regarding outside eats, I’ve never had a favorite diner. I’ve had the pleasure of eating at a handful of them such as Victoria’s, South Street, and Mike’s City. There are plenty to choose from as Boston has maintained a diner culture considerably healthier … Continue reading Turquoise Chairs and Pancakes at Brookline’s Arcadian “Busy Bee” Restaurant

My Sole Memory of New York City’s, Now Closed, Cup & Saucer Diner

by C. Shardae Jobson THE LAVISH REBELLION DINER SERIES   I shouldn’t have jolted when I read the report of Cup & Saucer closing, but I did. While New York City businesses are constantly on the precipice of hanging up “Liquidation” signs, such closings are hard to take when speaking of the same storefronts you bought your first album from with allowance. Where your favorite … Continue reading My Sole Memory of New York City’s, Now Closed, Cup & Saucer Diner