Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

George Takei, who was thrown into an internment camp along with the rest of his family and thousands of other Japanese-Americans during World War II, writes about the difference between that ugly experience (which the US government has since apologized for) and the...
Streaming Suggestion: “Shetland”

Streaming Suggestion: “Shetland”

If you’re looking for a streaming show to binge-watch, my wife and I suggest the BBC series “Shetland,” which is now on Netflix. Based on a series of novels by Ann Cleeves, it takes place on the Shetland Islands in Scotland, where Detective Inspector...
Reclining With A Warm Butt

Reclining With A Warm Butt

Both of the big movie chains in St. Louis (Marcus and AMC) have replaced most of their seats with recliners, no doubt in an effort to lure us out of the comfort of our home viewing environment and into theirs. The change means fewer rows, and thus fewer seats, but...
Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

Here’s a piece I wrote for Father’s Day in 2000… Father’s Day. A day to be proud to be a father, and to remember our own Dads. And to realize that, contrary to what we always believed would happen, there’s a part of us that is turning into a part of...
Movie Review: “Incredibles 2”

Movie Review: “Incredibles 2”

In 2004, Pixar was on a hot streak, having released five computer-animated classics in eight years (“Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters Inc.,” and “Finding Nemo”). Then came the...