Category: Pop Culture

Hamlet, by the Royal Shakespeare Company

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=leartojugg-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0038RSJ0U&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI spent some time trying to get through the backlog on my DVR.  I watched Zodiac on Friday and got to Hamlet today.  It was the one the Royal Shakespeare Company did with Patrick Stewart and David Tennant.  Stewart was great, as always, but it… Continue Reading “Hamlet, by the Royal Shakespeare Company”

Something about Music

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=leartojugg-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003BKF696&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI noticed something.  Back in the day, before Out of Time and definitely before Green, the only radio station in Chicago that played R.E.M. was WXRT – 93.1.  It seems that we have come full circle, because it is pretty much the only station… Continue Reading “Something about Music”

In Consideration of Facebook

I have so much to say about Facebook that I have to break it up into multiple posts. I am trying to figure out whether it is the Best Thing Ever Invented or a sign that we are descending into the Next Dark Age.… Continue Reading “In Consideration of Facebook”

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Like most people my age, I do not understand why A Nighmare on Elm Street required a remake.  I saw the commercial during the Michigan State game, which made me go online and find the full length trailer.  The first half-minute made me think.  A… Continue Reading “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

Up in the Air

When Up in the Air came out last year, no one could believe that I wasn’t rushing out to see it. Because: 1. “You dig Clooney, don’t you?” 2. “You travel all the time..you’ll get all the Frequent Flyer jokes!” 3. “You work in… Continue Reading “Up in the Air”

Facebook Etiquette

I had a weird Facebook day.  I’ve only been active on it for a few months.  I don’t post every day, but I look at it most days.  Mostly, I was expecting a bunch of groaning about the first official day back at work. … Continue Reading “Facebook Etiquette”

Night Castle, by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

I believe I mentioned that I had pre-ordered – on CD, no less – the new release from Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  It is a 2-disk rock opera called Night Castle.  TSO is best known for its Christmas-themed rock operas.  You know that commercial with the… Continue Reading “Night Castle, by Trans-Siberian Orchestra”

POTUS and a Lightsaber

John Scalzi writes many funny things and many true things.  The other day, he wrote something that I just loved about the Sci Fi geeks that whine about when their obsession is going to go mainstream.  I am not a real Sci Fi geek. … Continue Reading “POTUS and a Lightsaber”

No. Please. No.

Variety is reporting that some Hollywood geniuses have picked Heathers as the latest thing to turn into a crappy TV show: Fox is developing a contemporary take on the 1989 Christian Slater/Winona Ryder feature “Heathers.” Dark comedy will be adapted for TV by scribe… Continue Reading “No. Please. No.”

Dominick Dunne

Somewhere underneath all of the coverage of Senator Kennedy’s death are the notices that writer/celebrity chronicler/victim’s advocate Dominick Dunne died this week. Dunne is the reason I started subscribing to Vanity Fair (although I still haven’t caught up from all of my back issues… Continue Reading “Dominick Dunne”