Picture Of The Day: Hazel Scott

Picture Of The Day: Hazel Scott

After I mentioned enjoying Alicia Keys’ two-pianos routine at the Grammys, Donn Johnson tipped me off that it was a tribute to Hazel Scott. I’m embarrassed to admit I’d never heard of Scott, but her Wikipedia listing is most impressive — for...
Trevor Noah on Liam Neeson

Trevor Noah on Liam Neeson

I haven’t been a regular viewer of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” for quite some time. I didn’t stop watching because I dislike him — to the contrary, I think he’s very funny and clever, and really enjoyed his solo standup show...
Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

My daughter was very little when we lived in the DC area, but she loved seeing all the aircraft, rocketry, and space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum almost as much as I did. Maybe that’s why I like this so...
As I Tweeted: Super Bowl Edition

As I Tweeted: Super Bowl Edition

A few observations while watching Super Bowl 53… Loved the “Twilight Zone” promo with Jordan Peele. Too bad I’ll never see the show because I’m not subscribing to yet another streaming service. Congrats to CBS for running the least-funny promos — for...
What Script Supervisors Do

What Script Supervisors Do

When I was in New Orleans in 2014 shooting my poker scene with Ben Mendelsohn for “Mississippi Grind,” the script supervisor came over after every take to capture photos of the table, reset the chip stacks, make sure our hands were in the right places, see...