Editor’s Notebook: 3/23/11

Jeff Genung

• Oh, Spring, you are a fickle mistress, toying with our affections as you do …

• It’s Spirit Week at Norwich High School, and The Evening Sun is showing its Purple Pride with a dedicated full-page every day featuring messages of support and encouragement from local advertisers, as well as a daily recap of events by Brian Golden. Next up tomorrow night, the talent show. I heard last year’s was amazing, so I think I’ll head over to check it out.

• Speaking of amazing talent – our own Brian Golden is a member of Master Thieves, a Syracuse-based rock quintet with a new music video up on syracuse.com … check it out here.

• No blog yesterday because I was knee-deep in a special section coming out in tomorrow’s Evening Sun – our annual Bride’s Guide wedding planner. Chock full of useful information (not that I’ll ever use any of it), you can pick it up on newsstands Thursday.

• RIP, Elizabeth Taylor. Though dogged by tabloids in her later, unflattering years, Miss Taylor was a true silver screen siren – a rare combination of both beauty and talent that’s sorely lacking these days. Though most gravitate toward “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” or “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?” my favorite Taylor vehicle has to be 1956’s “Giant,” a kind of pre-Dallas sudser about the hot and tawdry goings-on at a sprawling Texas ranch. Also starring Rock Hudson and James Dean … yeah, they don’t make ‘em like that anymore.