Will we ever laugh again?
I was in elementary school when “Mork & Mindy” was a hit. Nanu nanu? Not for me. Maybe I was turned off by the rainbow suspenders. Over the years my dislike of Robin Williams’ brand of frenetic, dated humor only grew. I have even less tolerance for his mawkish turns in “Dead Poets Society” and…
Fred Phelps and the Sodomobile
There was a time when Michael Moore wasn’t quite so insufferable, such as this inspired stunt from his old TV show where he gives the late Fred Phelps a taste of his own vitriol.
‘I’m not the sum of my parts’
My favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman role came in Sidney Lumet’s “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” in which he plays a desperate businessman more desperate than anyone — himself included — suspects.
Fashion reacts to how Mandela’s death impacts PR
Some of the more ridiculous tweets in the aftermath of Nelson Mandela’s passing: #Madiba: Fashion Reacts To The Passing Of Nelson Mandela http://t.co/UGed6MbiJg — Bossip (@Bossip) December 6, 2013 Nelson Mandela’s Death Should Breathe New Life into PR http://t.co/IX2ChjdlcM (via @PRNewser) — Mediabistro (@Mediabistro) December 6, 2013 Related articles Athletes React to Passing of Nelson…
Genius, asshole, caricature, sellout
Fortunately, Lou Reed’s genius overwhelmed the rest. A look back at the good, the bad and the unfortunate.
RIP James Gandolfini
Gandolfini and Edie Falco were to television drama what Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton were to TV comedy. Peerless characterization.