Hal Holbrook died today and so it’s time to show what I think of as his greatest role, Deep Throat in All the President’s Men. A chalk choice, I know, but you can’t go wrong with it
John Sweeney, who ran an upstart campaign in 1995 to take over the AFL-CIO presidency and revive the labor movement, has died. Sweeney in the end was never the transformative figure some had hoped. Bu
The great Cloris Leachman died yesterday. I thought tonight, we’d watch her astounding work in The Last Picture Show, one of my all-time favorite films. This is the last scene in the film and th
The baseball Hall of Famer apocalypse continues with one of the true all time greats. Aaron had to put up with so much shit for breaking Babe Ruth’s record. The man had no reason to be all class
Try to hold back your tears on this sad, sad day. Sheldon Adelson has died at the age of 87 from complications relating to his treatment for lymphoma. Adelson is a major Republic donor and casino entr
Dang, this is quite the bad weekend for losing major artistic figures. Le Carré is someone who I discovered relatively recently, although of course knowing of him forever. But I started reading his w
COVID has taken another of our great country musicians, the pathbreaking Charley Pride. You can argue that Pride’s style of very smooth pop country is not the most influential today and maybe it
Let’s just say that Maradona never did seem like a guy who was going to live to see 90. But he surely was one of the greatest players who ever played the world’s most popular game.