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
This is the grave of Frank McGee. Born in 1921 in Monroe, Louisiana, McGee grew up in Oklahoma as his dad worked in the oil fields. He wasn’t necessarily headed for a fancy career, but he fought
Last night, I watched this 1970 appearance by Orson Welles on the Dick Cavett Show, after Jack Lemmon had already been interviewed and was also on the stage. It’s quite fascinating. Welles oozes
Alyssa Rosenberg has a very interesting piece noting at how a century of cop films and then television shows has served as propaganda for the fascists running amok in our cities today. Like many other
Upon Fred Willard’s death, I was reminded of something I had heard about for years, but never watched–The History of White People in America, the 1985 short mockumentary starring Willard a
This post will contain plenty of spoilers from the Deadwood movie, so I don’t want to hear any complaints from you hoopleheads. Like many of you, I waited with great anticipation for the Deadwoo
Twenty years ago today, The Sopranos debuted. Crazy. That’s the beginning of the revolution in television and what a reengineering of the genre it has been.