At EntertainmentTell, I reviewed “The Great Gatsby.”
For GadgetTell, I write about a new study on airline passengers leaving their phones are.
And at Philly Post, I wrote about Al Gore being “Romney-rich.”
Two new pieces of note this week: I reviewed “Iron Man 3″ for EntertainmentTell, and wrote about the Frank Luntz/Penn controversy for the Philly Post.
I had quite a prolific week of new writings.
For the Philly Post, I wrote about the FCC’s correct decision to not pursue fines after David Ortiz cursed on the air before the first post-bombing Red Sox game.
At EntertainmentTell, a ton of stuff: My essay on the Coexist sticker flap- with an Adam Carolla angle to fit the Entertainment part of the site, is here.
I also reviewed Michael Bay’s odious new movie “Pain & Gain,” as well as the documentary “Koch,” and I interviewed the director of the latter film (not, thankfully, the former.)
In addition, I wrote about the renewal of Parenthood, a particularly funny old Facts of Life clip, and the arrival of the complete Saturday Night Live archive on Yahoo.
Thanks for reading, everyone!
Last week I reviewed two different “mind-bender”-type movies, “Trance” and “To the Wonder.” I also wrote about a local professor who is putting a playable version of Pong on the side of a building, and wrote an essay about just how weird “Wayne’s World” was.
Last night marked my first, ultimately successful attempt at a two-hour, elliptical machine/Game of Thrones/Mad Men/iPad/Verizon FiOS Live TV streaming app parlay. I even got two loads of laundry done at the same time. Nothing like finishing a long workout to the strains of “Just a Gigolo…”
This week’s published writings include three movie reviews- of “Room 237,” “Place Beyond the Pines” and “Starbuck,” as well as a Philly Post column on the injuries to basketball players Kevin Ware and Andrew Bynum.
There’s a lot more to come next week, including lots of Jackie Robinson stuff.
In a new column for Tell Magazine and Gadgetell, I look at how the government is finally moving towards approving the use of electronic devices on flights. About damned time, am I right?
This week’s Philly Post column is on a couple of instances of adults looking at the facts of rape and abuse cases and pretty egregiously taking the wrong side. There’s CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville verdict, and the comments by Yeshiva University scholar Rabbi Hershel Schachter about child sexual abuse.
I don’t know what it is about cases like this that drive me crazy- maybe it’s being a father. But I just don’t understand the moral depravity that leads one to side with an abuser over a victim.