TV Review: “After Life” Returns

TV Review: “After Life” Returns

Last year, I heaped praise upon Ricky Gervais’ Netflix series “After Life,” about Tony, a man whose wife recently died of cancer: It’s left him more than morose — he’s practically suicidal — so he decides that he’ll do and say whatever he wants every...
Movie Review: “Bad Education”

Movie Review: “Bad Education”

When I was a kid, I was walking home from high school one day when I noticed some unusual activity at the train station. There were a lot more vehicles parked nearby, lights were being hoisted aloft, and crew members were scurrying around as the station was being...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

A month ago, I wrote a piece urging cable networks to stop airing Trump’s daily press conferences propaganda sessions live. In fact, I went further, saying that the reporters in the room should get up and walk out en masse the moment the Liar-In-Chief begins...
DVR Alert: Norman Borlaug

DVR Alert: Norman Borlaug

I have already set my DVR to record tonight’s episode of “American Experience” on PBS, which profiles a scientific hero, Norman Borlaug. He was an American agronomist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in fighting global hunger by...
Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy

This afternoon, I’ve seen several media outlets that, in articles about his death at age 81, refer to Brian Dennehy as an actor known for “Tommy Boy.” Shame on them. Dennehy was a prolific performer with dozens of credits better than the 1995 Chris...
Unnecessary Hair Down There

Unnecessary Hair Down There

This story reminds me of a recurring bit on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, “This Week In Unnecessary Censorship.” His production crew takes completely clean video clips, but blurs the image and drops out the sound on a word or phrase here and there, which...