by | Jul 2, 2019

Concert tickets are expensive. It’s risky to rely on music reviews to choose which performances to attend. Critics are fallible. They don’t always recognize true art. In contrast, the United States Supreme Court has long regarded itself as infallible, because…

by | May 15, 2018

Here’s a cute little item from the New York Times this past weekend: “Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test.” Is your script…what? “Gender-balanced” — meaning representative of male and female presence and importance in whatever screenplay you are concocting; because…

by | Jun 1, 2017

In fairness to potential buyers of Language of the Spirit, Jan Swafford does not reveal why classical music is, or at least can be for those open to it, the language of our spirit. In fairness to Swafford, it’s doubtful that anyone could, so mysterious yet accessible is our greatest music. Instrumental music is, after all, a non-verbal art. The sounds can suggest things. But they can’t say them. Even so, those who’ve heard and loved the music from this tradition have no trouble understanding why it is indeed the language of our spirit.

by | May 31, 2017

Kathy Griffin tittered to her photographer Tyler Shields (paraphrased), we’re going to have to run away from this. She knew that holding a bloody, severed head of President Donald Trump was out of bounds. She did it anyway. Griffin has…

by | Mar 3, 2017

More than seven decades ago, writer Albert Maltz predicted Moonlight’s “best picture” win at the Oscars. For that matter, he also predicted past victories by Spotlight, 12 Years a Slave, and American Beauty. “If a work, however thin or inept…

by | Dec 26, 2016

Spoilers ahead: Christmas break is for binge-watching, so I’ve been binging Westworld, the new, hyper-violent HBO sci-fi show that’s been receiving all the accolades. It is fascinating to watch but three episodes in, I’m already distracted. For a premise that’s…

by | Oct 17, 2016

While many in media lament the fact that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has an occasional vulgar mouth, these shortsighted fifth columnists fail to consider the entire man. There is one aspect of his life that has been decidedly refined,…

by | Jun 10, 2016

Welcome back, Yogi Love! The American Spectator’s cartoonist, Yogi Love returns today with a humdinger:

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