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Here’s my review of the Aretha Franklin bio-series that aired this week on NatGeo (and is streaming on Hulu), bolstered by a great performance by Cynthia Erivo that couldn’t cover up the flaws in the production.
My review of a new book by comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff about Native American comedians, sketch performers, and teams which covers their successes and struggles against stereotypes, racism, and promoters.
Long before he worked on sitcoms, George Segal (who died today at 87) was a movie star with a long list of credits. He and his banjo also made numerous TV appearances, including this one that’s my Picture Of The Day.
Looking for something to watch? Here are mini-reviews of five streaming shows I’ve seen recently which you may want to add to your queue.
I hate oatmeal. The problem is I can’t remember I hate oatmeal so, every few years, I try it again. Like I did this week.
Here’s my review of a new movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a British businessman recruited to befriend a Soviet intelligence officer who wanted to leak nuclear weapons plans to the west in the era of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The newest title on my Movies You Might Not Know list is a small story with the great character actor Peter Gerety as a factory worker who refuses to stop doing the job just because the plant is closed down. Here’s my review.
Upon hearing of his death at 94, here’s a tribute to the man who invented the first audio format that made our music collections portable.
Several people have asked my opinion of Katie Couric’s stint as guest host of “Jeopardy!” Here’s my response, including why she won’t get the job permanently.
Quickies on an actor I was surprised did not get an Oscar nomination yesterday, a change for the positive in Las Vegas, and the career caveat my wife and I gave our daughter when she was a baby.
More and more people are cutting the cord by dumping cable TV in favor of streaming services, but are they really saving money and getting enough content? I break down the numbers.
Here’s my review of a devastating movie starring Anthony Hopkins as a frustrated octogenarian with dementia and Olivia Colman as the daughter who tries to care for him.
One of the nice things about not having a daily radio show anymore is that I didn’t have to watch the Oprah-Harry-Meghan show on Sunday night. As this blog post reveals, I’ve never been a fan of the royal family or anyone in it.
I was sad to hear of the death at 91 of Norton Juster, author of what I consider the greatest book of all time, “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Here’s my little tribute to him and his classic work.
A few more stories from our recent vacation in South Florida, including lizards galore, life on the beach, and a useless flying banner.
Here are some stories from our recent trip to South Florida, which allowed us to finally get away from home for the first time in almost a year while avoiding the polar vortex that gripped much of the nation.
My brother, Seth Harris, continues his commitment to public service by returning to work in his third presidential administration, where he will yet again make a big, positive difference in the lives of Americans.
Thirty-three years after the original, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in this sequel, with virtually the entire original cast returning, plus some new members of the entourage and a slew of musical cameos, too. Here’s my review.