…talk it out

As hard as it may be to hear (or admit) we’re living in a world where politics is everywhere — our homes, our places of work, our celebrity ballroom dance competitions (that’s on you, ABC), and they are certainly in our late-night comedy shows. (Or as the Emmy voters know them, Outstanding Variety Talk Series.)

…play every possible part

It’s National Cat Day, crusaders, and you know what that means? I’m talking about “Cats,” the weirdest movie of the (closer than you think) holiday season that we’re all strangely looking forward to (you know you are). And if you don’t understand why, then you don’t know “Cats” (but you can learn about “Cats” here).

…keep swimming

Every Monday has its challenges. Even if you’re a Monday enthusiast, there’s a transition period from the weekend that must be observed (preferably with coffee). This week, I’m going to shorten that transition period for you with two words — Shark Week!

…Land On Your Feet

Today I’m going to do something I never thought I’d do — defend “Cats” (sort of). Just to be clear, that’s “Cats” as in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot, not cats as in felines. The felines can defend themselves. The first trailer was let…


  Bonjour, tout le monde. Aujourd’ hui, je suis ecrivez en Francais parce que c’est la Fête Nationale de France. Hello to all my English speaking crusaders. Just to catch you up, today is la Fête Nationale, le quatorze juillet, or as you probably know it, Bastille Day. To put it another way, it’s the…

…Believe in Yesterday

If you’re reading this right now you probably fall into one of two groups. Either this is the first time you’ve heard of director Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” and have no idea what it’s about, or you’re grinning from ear to ear right now because even if you haven’t heard of it you recognize that crosswalk…