That Live Retro Sitcom Hour

Random observations on last night’s re-creation of classic episodes of “All In The Family” and “The Jeffersons” on ABC, complete with the usual over-excited studio audience.

Come From Away Again

Two years ago, after seeing it on Broadway, I raved about the musical “Come From Away.” Last night, I attended a performance by the national touring company and am happy to report it is still a great show — though I have one complaint about the audience.

The Steak ‘n Shake Story

Though I haven’t eaten beef in a decade, I still remember enjoying a Steak ‘n Shake double steakburger and side-by-side shake. But the restaurants always had a big problem, and now have one that’s even bigger — lawsuits that could keep the outlets from ever reopening.

The Payout Ripoff

As much as I detest the cruel sport of horse racing, I’m still stunned by the story of the sports book that wouldn’t pay off a guy’s Kentucky Derby bet in full because it claimed it was over their limit.

A Different Game Of Thrones

If you already miss HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” after its series finale last night, you might like the trivia questions in today’s Harris Challenge. Or perhaps that’s a completely misleading tease. Find out when you click here.

Concert Review: David Crosby

We got back in town the other night in time to see David Crosby And Friends at The Sheldon, adding another check mark to our Rockers Over 70 Bucket List.

Remembering Mom

It’s taken me a couple of days to get my thoughts together, but I’ve collected them in this piece about the remarkable life of my mother, who died this week at 94.

Random Thoughts

My takes on last night’s dramatic finish to an NBA playoff game, the “no animals were harmed” notice at the end of a movie, and the trailer for an upcoming Judy Garland biopic.

Movie Review: “Poms”

I can imagine how the meeting went when the writer/director pitched her idea for a movie about women in a retirement community who start a cheerleading squad. Click for the transcript.

As I Tweeted

I don’t know if any of the rumors about squabbling inside CBS News are true, but I am sure the changes to their morning show and evening newscast personnel will rocket them to third place in the ratings!

Jonathan, The Widow, and the Hired Guns

A few weeks ago, I gave you suggestions for six TV series I enjoyed that you might want to try. Now I’m back with another series and two movies, all streaming now (or available for rent on other platforms).

Liza with a Z

If you’ve been watching “Fosse/Verdon” on FX, you’ve seen scenes in which Bob Fosse directed Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret.” But you may not her 1972 TV special, for which both of them won Emmys. Here’s some history and a highlight from that show.