Stop With The QR Codes
I recently encountered one of the dumbest uses of a QR code imaginable. Here’s why I’m fed up with the entire concept — and I don’t think I’m alone.
Review: “You Hurt My Feelings”
Here’s my review of a new movie from Nicole Holofcener starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a writer who discovers her husband’s been lying about liking her new novel.
Penn & Teller have finally gotten around to putting some of their winning “Fool Us” acts on tour. But there’s one aspect of the stage show that seems odd to me.
Greg Warren, “The Salesman”
Three years ago, I praised a standup special by a comedian from St. Louis named Greg Warren. Now he’s back with another, “The Salesman.” You can read my review and watch the show here.
I erred in a piece about our recent European vacation, but an astute loyal reader sent me this correction.
MYMNK: “All Is Lost”
The newest addition to my Movies You Might Not Know list is a 2013 drama in which Robert Redford plays a man alone on a yacht that’s sinking in the Indian Ocean. Here’s my review.
“Luminaire” at Cabaret ZaZou
While in Chicago over the weekend, I had a great time watching amazing acrobats and cabaret performers like Frank Ferrante and Liv Warfield in the intimate setting of Cabaret ZaZou. Here’s my review.
Stevie Nicks Hits 75
In honor of Stevie Nicks celebrating her 75th birthday today, here’s what I wrote after seeing her in concert in 2017 (plus the pretzel story!).
What I’m Watching
Here are a few of the things I’ve been watching recently, including a new Wanda Sykes standup special, a documentary about obituaries, a Woody Allen movie I missed, a comedy written by Craig Ferguson, and what I discovered re-watching “Arrival.”
Tina Goes Deep and High
In honor of the late Tina Turner, here is one of the best versions she ever did of “River Deep, Mountain High.” What a performer.
Best Thing I’ve Read Today
A friend tried to convince me CNN would be much better if it covered the news in a non-partisan matter. As veteran journalist Jim Avila explains, that’s become impossible. Here’s why.
Another Nail In The AM Radio Coffin
There has been a spate of stories lately about the manufacturers of electric cars not including AM radio in their dashboards because the vehicles’ electronics interfere with the signal. Here’s my take.