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Finding The Common Thread

On-Air Challenge: You are given three words starting with the letter “F.” The answer is a word that can follow […]

Norman Lear: ‘Just Another Version Of You’

When legendary TV producer Norman Lear was young, his father gave him a do-it-yourself radio kit. Lear built it, turned […]

Sorkin’s ‘Newsroom’ Is No Place For Optimism

There is a moment in Aaron Sorkin’s 1995 romance The American President in which Sydney (Annette Bening) asks her boyfriend […]

Lessons For Europe From ‘The Second World War’

For most people, the start of World War II means German soldiers marching into Poland. Historian Antony Beevor begins and […]

Shirley Clarke’s ‘Connection’: Will It Click At Last?

Fifty years ago, a movie called The Connection opened in New York — then closed after two showings. Police shut […]

Rich Reads: Historical Fiction Fit For A Queen

I have always loved a great story set in the past. Give me a high-powered historical plot, and I will […]

Director Rob Reiner Plays Not My Job

Rob Reiner is an accomplished writer, director and actor. He’s directed over 20 movies including some undeniable classics: A Few […]

Digital Domain Pins Hopes On Things With Feathers

You may not have heard of the special-effects studio Digital Domain, but you’ve probably seen their work. They sank the […]

Pixar’s Fast And ‘Brave’ Female Comedy: ‘Delightful’

First, I hate the title, and not because it’s an adjective. Notorious, Ravenous, Rabid: great titles. Brave? Generic. And with […]

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Of True Tales, Fantasy Adventures And Happy-Making Things

With fearless leader Linda Holmes pounding the pavement at the annual Silverdocs documentary extravaganza, we thought we’d chat about some […]

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