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If only “real” news covered this issue this way

Close the Money Hole?

In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

Halloween too commercial

In The Know: Has Halloween Become Overcommercialized?

Campaign Drama

Was There Too Much Sex And Profanity In The HBO Presidential Debate?

Almost there . . . .

In The Know: Are Politicians Failing Our Lobbyists?

Are you yelling yet?

Paddy Chayefsky wrote screenplays — some original writing, some screen adaptations — for some of my favorite films, that I have already reviewed, e.g. Paint Your Wagon and The Americanization of Emily. I offer this segment from another Chayefsky favorite, which I have not yet reviewed. A true classic has lasting relevance. Howard Beale’s short […]

At last . . .

No, not the Etta James song . . . I suppose it makes sense now that the media giants have a new contract with writers and fairly thorough penetration for the DVD sets containing many of their most popular old TV series, that they would start to stream some of them on the ‘net. All […]

Stairway to Gilligan’s Island?

Enjoy Led Zeppelin? I do, immensely. Do you now (or did you ever) watch Gilligan’s Island? I confess, I did, long ago. Plus, more recently, I read Gilligan Unbound, an excellent analysis of some changes in culture since the 60s. However, somehow I missed the mash-up of Led Zeppelin with Gilligan which apparently appeared briefly […]