August 21, 2011
This week’s Sunday Sign celebrates the Roxy Theatre in Russellville, Alabama: The earliest movies I can remember seeing in a theatre are Georgy Girl and Bonnie & Clyde. My parents took me with them to see those movies when I was about 4 or 5 years old. Neither film is what you’d call a “kids […]
August 7, 2011
Today is the 100th birthday of Lucille Ball, the iconic comedy legend. I’ve loved Lucy for as long as I can remember, although I’m pretty sure my introduction began with the earliest incarnation of The Lucy Show, rather than I Love Lucy. I was a kid in the days before multichannel cable TV, so I […]
July 11, 2011
Before reading this obituary in The Economist, the only thing I really knew about Jane Russell is that she pitched the "Jane Russell 18-Hour Bra" on TV when I was growing up and that she was a top pin-up girl in World War II.
July 3, 2011
Anyone in my Twitter stream who name-drops Benjamin Franklin to get a retweet deserves more than a RT. Julie Klausner gets a blog post. Think of it as a birthday present. Happy Birthday, Julie. If you aren’t listening to Julie Klausner’s How Was Your Week podcasts, you’re definitely missing out. She delivers up cutting-edge humor […]