New Show ‘Madam Secretary’ Pales In Comparison With ‘The Good Wife’
All these years in, I don’t have to spend much time raving about why I love The Good Wife. The legal cases they dramatize are as intelligent, and as multi-layered, as the characters, and the acting, from the guest stars as well as the regulars, is marvelous. Each week on The Good Wife, the show’s opening credits don’t show up until about 10 minutes into the show – and they always catch me by surprise, because by that time, I’m so involved with the plot, I forget that the credits haven’t run yet. But when they arrive, with flair and a bit of dramatic punctuation, they always remind me, week in and week out, that I’m watching one of TV’s best dramas.
-Fresh Air TV Critic David Bianculli
Yeah, buddy. Go watch The Good Wife, you all, and be wrapped up in some good stuff.
This marks the spot where the NPR “Radio Pictures” Tumblr once stood. We’ve rolled that and NPR’s Picture Show blog into something new — called Look At This. (If you followed either, don’t worry: Both spirits will live on here under one name.)
So what’s here? Not much at the moment,…
Go on and read the photo essay this short essay mentions in a link. Great people.
Occasionally, We Get Internal Pronunciation Emails
As we approach the Scottish referendum, may I please remind you that the correct pronunciation of Edinburgh is <ED-in-BURR-ah>
+++ if you are Scottish you can say ED-in-BRAH +++
However it is NOT a an animal’s den “–burrow” or a large lump of ice “-berg”
*We checked with Kevin before posting this.
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Related: The Answers To Your Questions on Scotland’s Independence Vote
Good to know!
The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off the millennia of breeding for perfection.
The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn’t Always So Rosy
Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida
"Do I dare to eat a peach?" (T S. Eliot)
"Eat a Peach" (Allman Bros.)
This weekend, Eleanor Davis
and Ed Piskor
are going to rock Georgia’s lit festival in Decatur. Free to the public on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st, the Decatur Book Festival is all over downtown Decatur. Eleanor
is giving a presentation along with Liz Prince and moderator Kerry Leibling at the ”How to Be Graphic”
panel on Saturday, August 30th
. A little less salty than it sounds, be at the Marriott Conference Center Ballroom A
promptly at 1:45pm
! (130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030) A book signing to follow.
Meanwhile, on Sunday Ed Piskor
has the Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2 - Book Launch
at 5pm. Along with moderator Edward A. Hall, Piskor will talk about the jump hip-hop has made from legends to comic book panels. Join him at Marriott Conference Center Ballroom. (130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030)A book signing to follow.
So we’ll see you, DECATUR, this weekend!
Maureen Corrigan reviews the new graphic novel from Jules Feiffer:
The title, Kill My Mother, has about as much subtlety as a migraine, but Jules Feiffer isn’t going for subtlety in this, his first graphic novel. Instead, he’s going for ricocheting bullets, imploding nuclear families, knuckle sandwiches, booze, broads, and paranoia gone ballistic. In short, at the ripe old age of 85, Feiffer has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard-boiled novels and B movies of his youth: this time out, he’s going for noir.
I can’t wait to read the new book by the great Jules Feiffer. BUT - let the record show - this is NOT, as Corrigan states and the NYT Book Review cover story implied - this is not Feiffer’s first graphic novel. Ok, this may be his first historical GN, or some variation upon a historical, pulp, or detective graphic novel. But his 1980ish graphic novel Tantrum is one of my very favorites… It’s the cartoon saga of a fifty or sixty something guy who chooses to return to life as a little baby… With the dialogue and chutzpah of his real age. Don’t miss any Feiffer, any chance you get.
Holly Hill Florida, the first place shuffleboard was played on land in the USA, in 1913.
I miss shuffleboard. If anybody near Atlanta Ga knows a court, or a miniature golf course… I’ll take you on.