Movie Time: Untogether

Once more, I get to expand my “influencer” tag by reviewing a movie. “Untogether” marks the directorial debut of writer Emma Forrest. It opens February 8 at the AMC South Barrington 30, following its premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The romance follows a couple who fall into bed together, then try to decide… Continue reading Movie Time: Untogether

Movie Time: American Street Kid

Scene from "American Street Kid"

Today I am adding a “Movie Reviewer” hat to my rack. It seems my social media profile somewhere qualified me for this, so I have had the occasional offer of screeners for upcoming films.  “American Street Kid” had a showing December 11 at Chicago’s Regal Webster Place, in advance of a wider run later. It’s… Continue reading Movie Time: American Street Kid

TV Yesterdays: September 24, 1955

Times are Eastern/Central. Based on contemporary TV schedules. 7:00/6:00 p.m. CBS: Gene Autry Ransom Cross: Gene becomes involved in an archaeological discovery of an ancient Spanish cross, which causes a battle with crooks. With Pat Buttram (repeat from 1953).

Can You Tame Wild Wimmen: Gotham by Gaslight

Selina Kyle in "Batman: Gotham by Gaslight"

Just as I finally decided to get my dormant url to point to this section, I also got approved as an iTunes affiliate. So, If I can offer some musical cheese stories good enough to get you to click on and buy the music indicated, I might get a nickel or so. Gotham by Gaslight… Continue reading Can You Tame Wild Wimmen: Gotham by Gaslight

The New Incivility

The public radio show This American Life recently offered a segment that indicated a trend sure to escalate in our wired-in world… The following link will direct you to the page for the Christmastime Episode #371: “Scenes From a Mall” (still free at this writing, but will probably becomes a 95-cent download by the time… Continue reading The New Incivility

Categorized as Updates

Ungena Za Ulimwengu

(Unite The World) This was the Temptations’ 1970 follow-up to “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)”. If anything, it was even more adventurous and relevant, and deserved to be a much bigger hit than it was. This was the Temptations’ 1970 follow-up to “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)”.… Continue reading Ungena Za Ulimwengu

Eclipse Journal 2:

August 21 I probably am not going to be able to hide the fact that I’m writing this story about the August eclipse seven months later, in the midst of a February snow system. Very well. Let me just cop to that fact, and my need to put some interesting “cornerstone copy” on my site… Continue reading Eclipse Journal 2: