Movie Review: “Motherless Brooklyn”

Here’s my review of a new film noir written and directed by Edward Norton, who also stars alongside Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Theater Etiquette In The Digital Age

My response to a recent article urging leniency towards theatergoers who use their smartphones during plays or musicals to take photos, send texts, or post to social media.

Theater Review: “The Lifespan Of A Fact”

My review of the St. Louis Rep’s production of a play about how far you can bend the truth before it breaks — and whether “I’m not a journalist” is a valid defense when changing facts to make a story flow better.

Movie Review: “The Current War”

Here’s my review of a new movie about the battle between inventors Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) to wire America for electricity in the late 19th century.

Cardinal Knowledge

This is how I spent almost two decades on the radio in St. Louis without knowing anything about the Cardinals — even when I had to broadcast from spring training!

Mr. Perspective On Howard Stern

During recent appearances on late-night TV to promote his book, Stern was referred to as “King Of All Media” — a moniker he gave himself long ago that was never really true, as I explain.

Are We There Yet?

News of the first flight from NYC to Sydney — 20 hours nonstop — reminded me of when we went down under, and the lesson I learned about being in the air so long.

Movie Review: “Dolemite Is My Name”

My review of Eddie Murphy’s new movie, in which he plays a character as brash and full of swagger as some of his classics — but this one’s based on a true story, and funny as hell. Read on.

Movie Review: “El Camino”

My review of “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” in which Aaron Paul returns as Jesse Pinkman, desperately trying to stay free after escaping from Uncle Jack, Todd, and the rest of the Nazis killed by Walter White in the last episode of the series.

Another Weekend In Vegas

Fresh from another trip to Sin City, some observations about security theater, party girl dresses, and smoking at the pool — plus two good Italian restaurants I recommend.

Quick Response

After I complained to the airline about a problem with its updated app, not only did I get a response, but a resolution.

Undivided Loyalties

A former listener asks if my loyalties are at all divided between St. Louis and Washington in the NLCS. Here’s my answer.

Movie Review: “Gemini Man”

My review of a new movie in which Will Smith is forced to fight against a younger version of himself. It’s a mixture of action, sci-fi, and special effects wizardry, but is it worth your time? Read on.