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barry-w-lynn's picture
Jan.03.2011
I'm one of those people who shows up on television just often enough for people sitting next to me on airplanes to occasionally ask, "Don't I know you?" By this they usually mean "you're not a really famous person," but they also know you weren't their dentist 20 years ago,...
manny-pacheco's picture
Dec.27.2010
New Year’s Day will be really special if you love classic television. The Western’s Channel will present a Wagon Train all-day marathon. The show’s early years gave Ward Bond his initial chance at top billing during his long career. Beginning in 1957, this fine show ran for eight years, and was...
linda-bennett's picture
Dec.26.2010
Ever have one of those moments that felt... scripted? Like it was something that should happen in a TV show or movie? I did, on Christmas morning, 2010. My husband and I had finished wrapping the few presents we had purchased for ourselves and the children. It was a meager Christmas this year,...
eugenia-kim's picture
Dec.14.2010
Am thrilled and hungry for the 2011 PBS 13-part series about Korean cuisine. This preview (courtesy NYT Video) of the show entices with shots of lots of red peppery food, and extensive culinary travels in South Korea by series host, Korean American Marja Vongerichten, wife of accompanying traveler...
earl-merkel's picture
Dec.12.2010
Recently, I posted an IMHO re: the eerie similarity of Julian Assange and Neil Patrick Harris  (see below blog "Barney & Wikileaks Leaker.")  Princess Leia agrees... <chuckle> One of my many obsessed fans --okay, so maybe there's only one-- alerted me this morning to the...
loraine-despres's picture
Nov.30.2010
When a writer crafts a cliffhanger he or she either puts a character in jeopardy -- if a gun is fired on a TV show, you can bet that's where they'll cut to commercial -- or creates a provocative mystery. All serial dramas use these techniques, but none has ever captured the imagination of the...
eddie-muller's picture
Nov.22.2010
BAY AREA TV ALERT: If you happen to get Channel 26 (Pacifica cable) you may want to check out an hour-long show screening this Wednesday night (11/24) at 10 PM: "THE CZAR OF NOIR: Eddie Muller Steps from the Shadows," produced by one-time Creature Features host John Stanley. It's a...
hope-edelman's picture
Nov.01.2010
(Originally posted on my 455-Girls blog on Oct. 31st.) The other night I stumbled upon Billy the Exterminator on A&E, and I'm going to go out on a limb here to admit: I'm hooked. If you haven't seen it yet, it's a reality show a about a tough-guy exterminator who drives around greater...
douglas-r-keister's picture
Oct.27.2010
I guess being a niche (pun intended) author has its rewards. Today I turned in the manuscript (400 photographs and 60,000 words) for my 39th book, Forever New York: A Field Guide to New York Cemeteries and Their Residents (pub date fall 2011). Forever New York is my 5th cemetery related book.  ...
nick-belardes's picture
Oct.20.2010
If you were a child of the 1970s like I was, you can't forget what your mom and dad tried to be: Iconic TV parents. Memories first came rushing back when Barbara Billingsley, AKA June Cleaver of Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963) died on Oct. 16. And then on Oct. 19, Tom Bosley, AKA Mr. C from Happy...