The Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps

I’m sorry to hear that The Capitol Steps are another victim of COVID-19. No, not the stairs leading to the building that was attacked by Trumpist goons last week. These Capitol Steps are a theatrical troupe that’s been around for forty years, performing...
Commercial-Free Mondays

Commercial-Free Mondays

Early in my radio career, I worked for a music station that declared, “Every Monday In January Is Commercial-Free!” How did it manage that? Through the law of supply and demand. Because most big advertisers had spent so much money in the November-December...
Movie Review: “One Night In Miami”

Movie Review: “One Night In Miami”

One of the first movies I reviewed last year (“The Invisible Man“) ended up atop my Best Movies Of 2020 list. I have a feeling that the first movie I’m reviewing this year, Regina King’s “One Night In Miami,” may come close to...
Not So Fast, Venetian

Not So Fast, Venetian

I was not unhappy to hear of the death this week of Sheldon Adelson, who gave enormous amounts of money to Trump and other right-wingers, thus giving him enormous influence over public policy. When the news broke, I emailed my friend Nolan Dalla, who (like me) has for...
POTD: Dr. Rick’s Progressive Ads

POTD: Dr. Rick’s Progressive Ads

Kudos to the ad team at Arnold Worldwide Boston for creating the series of commercials for Progressive Insurance in which Dr. Rick gives adults simple, everyday life lessons to keep them from turning into their parents. I’ve seen the spots a lot during NFL...
Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

I see Nancy Pelosi has announced that any member of Congress who doesn’t wear a mask while in session will be fined $500 on a first offense and $2,500 for a second offense. Those fines will be deducted from their pay, not their campaign funds or expense...