This is the grave of Lucille Ball. Born in Jamestown, New York in 1911, Ball grew up in a working class family. Her father was a lineman for AT&T and moved around a lot to work on the phone lines.
OK, you hooplehead cocksuckers, it’s time to treat yourself to Matt Zoller Seitz’s recent deep dives into each episode of Deadwood’s 1st season. It’s a prime combo–the be
This is the grave of Alice Ghostley. Born in Eve, Missouri in 1923, Ghostley grew up in Henryetta, Oklahoma. The family was well-off enough that she could go to the University of Oklahoma when that st
This is the grave of Marlin Perkins. Born in 1905 in Carthage, Missouri, Perkins got interested in animals as a young child. He nearly died of pneumonia at the age of 7, but managed to hang on. Howeve
Why on Earth is the weekly Saturday Night Live limply written, questionably acted, and toothless political humor now such a big deal that every week it trends on Twitter? We have gotten to the point o
An extremely rare television review from me, as I am horrible at sitting down and watching shows. Much of this comes from my deep contempt for the culture of binge watching and other parts of it come
Well, hey there! In case you missed it, over at the Ringer, I wrote about Ted Lasso’s place in the grand tradition of “players coaches” like Joe Gibbs and “Sparky” Anderson: men whos
This is the grave of David Garroway. Born in 1913 in Schenectady, New York, Garroway lived all over the place as a child, as his parents moved constantly. They finally ended up in St. Louis in the lat