Brent Waller spent his childhood crafting plastic-brick versions of characters from TV shows and movies like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Batman.” At age 35, the Australian Lego fan has gotten so good at playing with the toys that the company will start selling his models.
My first sip of a great Japanese single-malt whisky was back in 2004, when the 18-year-old Yamazaki was first introduced into the U.S. I found its suave smoothness and elegance as sleek as a new Lexus. It had the familiar spicy, caramel-and-honey notes of a luxury single malt from Scotland but with its own exotic appeal from partial aging in Japanese mizunara oak.
“Hyde Park on Hudson,” starring Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt, chronicles a visit the king and queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) made to FDR’s Hudson Valley, New York estate in 1939 to enlist support in the coming war with Germany.