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I don't recommend the sixth season of "House Of Cards." The show ran out of steam by its third year, and this final one doesn't re-energize anything. It plays out as a boring battle for control between new president Claire Hale (Robin Wright) and the brother-sister...

Picture Of The Day: Roy Clark

Picture Of The Day: Roy Clark

If you've never heard of Roy Clark (who died yesterday at 85), or only know him from his 24 years hosting "Hee Haw," watch this to see what a versatile guitarist he was. It's a montage of clips from a 1975 episode of "The Odd Couple" which was built entirely around...

More Misused Tax Dollars

More Misused Tax Dollars

After more than two years of construction delays, Joe Edwards' pet project, the Loop Trolley, was supposed to begin service today in University City (its debut was cancelled by the snow storm). I should say limited service, as it will only run four days a week until...

On The Boards

On The Boards

There are questions about several classic Broadway musicals in today's first Harris Challenge trivia category, On The Boards. Can you answer enough correctly to earn a bonus...

The Concert I Walked Out Of

The Concert I Walked Out Of

Last month, I wrote about two occasions I can remember when I walked out of a movie because it was so bad. Yesterday, my friend David Craig and I were discussing concerts we'd seen, and I flashed back to one of those that I walked out of, too. In the 1990s, we were...

Picture Of The Day: WeWork Street

Picture Of The Day: WeWork Street

Co-working spaces have become big business in the last few years. In some cities, WeWork owns more office real estate than any other company, with facilities full of start-up employees, gig economy workers, and more. So, the Improv Everywhere crew decided to test a...

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Bad news for the people in The Caravan: their tickets to the Rams-Chiefs game in Mexico City are no good, so they’ll have to walk all the way to LA....

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

The Jim Acosta/White House press pass story is too insider-ish for most Americans to care about, but I predict that, in light of CNN's lawsuit, he'll get his access back -- then Trump will never call on him again at a press...

Movie Review: “Little Woods”

Movie Review: “Little Woods”

"Little Woods" is a movie that IMDb describes as "a modern Western," but it's not. When I hear "Western," I think cowboys, horses, a black-hat villain, a white-hat sheriff, a posse, a saloon, a gunfight, etc. "Little Woods" has none of that. It takes place in a...