Movie Review: “Voyagers”

Movie Review: “Voyagers”

The year is 2063 and humans have really screwed up Earth. So much so that we have to find another world to move to. Fortunately, scientists have discovered a new planet that seems to be as habitable as ours. The problem is that it will take 86 years to get there, even...
Movie Review: “Concrete Cowboy”

Movie Review: “Concrete Cowboy”

I’ve never been a fan of horseback riding or racing, both of which seem cruel to me. I’m willing to justify it in an old west setting, when there were no other means of transportation, but that era has long past. I’m especially revolted when I see...
Jeopardy’s Temporary Quarterback

Jeopardy’s Temporary Quarterback

I’ve been writing something almost weekly about “Jeopardy!” so — with the Dr. Oz debacle behind us — why stop now? It seems to me that, during this run of guest hosts, the show’s clues have been much easier. All was normal during...
MYMNK: “Devil In A Blue Dress”

MYMNK: “Devil In A Blue Dress”

By 1995, Denzel Washington had established his big screen bona fides in “Glory,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Philadelphia,” and “Malcolm X.”  That’s why it was a disappointment when his leading role in Carl...
Mr. Perspective on Voltswagen

Mr. Perspective on Voltswagen

Volkswagen made news last week when the company announced it was changing its name to Voltswagen to emphasize the brand’s commitment to electric vehicles. It turned out to be a poorly executed April Fool’s joke that many claimed was a corporate misfire. I...
My Big Boat Controversy

My Big Boat Controversy

The recent Suez Canal stuck boat saga reminded me of when another big vessel dominated the news. In March, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing nearly eleven million gallons of oil to leak into the water. The impact...