Hollywood

Tears of a Clown

Jimmy Kimmel, you dissimul- -late so poorly, that it’s crim’nal – Cloaking activism in A disguise supremely thin. “A sounding brass, a tinkling cymbal” Singing […]

Trumping “Emmy-nence”

No aristocratic titles Are attached to presidents… But after that awards show? Well, call Trump “His Emmy-nence”. He’s their unifying figure, And the sum of […]

Weathering the Punches

As the nation continues to debate the critical, constitutional question of who can be punched and who cannot be punched (I vote for permitting the […]

The Triumph of ‘Dunkirk’

PISTOL ….Well, bawd I’ll turn, And something lean to cutpurse of quick hand. To England will I steal, and there I’ll steal: And patches will […]

Our Crude News Network

Progressive media bias is now a given. The present generation of journalists and reporters tends to believe that just conveying the news no longer offers […]

To Hell in a Handmaid’s Basket

Unlike Norm Macdonald, I enjoyed Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But then again, I’m a sucker for dystopian stories. From Animal Farm, 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and […]

Hollywood’s Dialogue Problem

I’ve worked in Hollywood for over 20 years and have always been skeptical when some of my more conservative friends have charged that the Hollywood […]

Harry Potter and the Danger of Words

“Avada Kedavra!” —Voldemort It must have been J. K. Rowling. That’s the only explanation that makes sense. Rowling, with her Harry Potter series, somehow convinced […]