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Honoring Bonnie

Honoring Bonnie

For many years, I have advocated for Bonnie Raitt to be named a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Well, the wait is over.

Hines and Lane

Hines and Lane

At the 1995 Tony Awards, Nathan Lane and Gregory Hines performed a medley of songs normally sung by women in classic Broadway musicals.

Movie Review: “Twisters”

Movie Review: “Twisters”

This could have been a cheap knockoff sequel to the 1996 original. Instead it is one of the most entertaining disaster movies I’ve seen in a long time. Read my full review here.

Bonne Terre Mine

Bonne Terre Mine

I recently took my family about an hour south of St. Louis to Bonne Terre, Missouri, for a tour of the town’s famous mine. Here’s the story.

Calm And Thoughtful

Calm And Thoughtful

If you’ve come to me today for some savvy insight or snarky comments about the Trump shooting this weekend, I’m sorry I only have this one thought to share.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

I was saddened today to hear of the death at 96 of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who turned a 15-minute radio show into a giant business with her frank talk about sex.

A Suggestion For CNN

A Suggestion For CNN

CNN is shuffling the deck chairs again and trying to stanch the bleeding from its primetime viewership. I have a radical solution to offer.

Movie Review: “Axel F”

Movie Review: “Axel F”

Eddie Murphy recently told a reporter he doesn’t gravitate toward things he thinks would be challenging. That explains “Axel F,” the newest sequel in the “Beverly Hills Cop” universe. Is it worth your time? Read my full review here.

The Power of Naps

The Power of Naps

A recent news story reminded me of the value of a power nap, something I discovered many years ago when I did early morning radio. Let me explain.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Attention all cable news hosts: you can’t call for President Biden to do a two-hour press conference if you can only do an hour of TV at a time.

John Belushi’s Widow

John Belushi’s Widow

John Belushi’s widow, Judy, has died at 73, so I dug into my audio archives to find a conversation I had with her in 2005. We talked about his drug abuse, “Animal House,” the Blues Brothers, and more. You can listen here.

Then What?

Then What?

Lots of pundits and loudmouths are weighing in on whether Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential election. But they fail to ask this most important follow-up question.

Why “1776” Is Still Relevant Today

Why “1776” Is Still Relevant Today

I’m a longtime lover of “1776,” the musical about the men who wrote the Declaration Of Independence. Sadly, it’s relevant again at a time when the candle of democracy lit so long ago may be on the cusp of being snuffed. Let me explain.

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt

I first fell in love with Bonnie Raitt 47 years ago when she did a concert at my college. Seeing her again this weekend only reinforced my affection for her, so I wrote this piece.

Well, That Was A Shit Show

Well, That Was A Shit Show

Here’s my reaction after watching Joe Biden give one of the worst debate performances I’ve ever seen — including what he should have said and what the implications may be.