Get Well Soon, Will Durst

Get Well Soon, Will Durst

I’m very saddened to read that an old friend, comedian Will Durst, suffered a stroke last month, causing him to cancel performances for the first time in his career. I’ve known Will for over 30 years. He has long been one of America’s top political...
This Used To Be A Holiday

This Used To Be A Holiday

Re-posting a piece I wrote seven years ago… A minority grows larger today, though its members would prefer that it didn’t. They are the Americans who are forced to work on Thanksgiving. There was a time when this was our only national day off from work....
Movie Review: “Knives Out”

Movie Review: “Knives Out”

“Knives Out” is a murder mystery with a wonderful cast, including Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, and Chris Evans. They’re just some of the family members who get together in the patriarch’s...
FDA vs. CBD

FDA vs. CBD

In March on this site, I wrote: CVS announced last week that, at more than 800 stores in eight states, it is now selling creams, sprays, and lotions infused with CBD, the nonintoxicating hemp component cannabidiol. This, along with the sale of similar products at many...
Movie Review: “Dark Waters”

Movie Review: “Dark Waters”

Like “Erin Brockovich” and “A Civil Action,” “Deep Waters” is about a lawyer fighting for a poor plaintiff whose life has been irreparably damaged by a big corporation’s environmental pollution. In this case, the company was...
Movie Review: “Queen & Slim”

Movie Review: “Queen & Slim”

“Queen & Slim” opens in a Cleveland diner where a man and a woman are on their first date after meeting on Tinder, and it’s not going well. As he drives her home, you know that this is a couple that’s unlikely to see each other again...