At Last, It’s Safe to Sit in a Movie Theater Again!

Our long national movie nightmare is over: the Grownup Movies Season is in full swing. I do hope you’ve been saving your pennies since last January to take advantage of November and December, when Hollywood studio execs wake up, look in a mirror and declare, “Wait a minute-we’ve been releasing crap all year! How in the world will we win any Oscars for that tripe?” So they run out and track down Clint Eastwood on the golf course and say, …

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Happy Birthday, George! Dr. Ross is 50. Let the Church of Clooney say amen … More on his career. (Photo via Flickr user cszvtova.) ———– Freedom Riders Remember the Fight It was just five months after the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in restaurants and waiting rooms of terminals serving buses and trains that crossed state lines. On May 4, 1961, 13 young activists set out on a bus tour of the Deep South to dramatize the fact that …

What We’d Tell George Clooney

So, George Clooney, as we mentioned before, turns 50 today. Like the rest of the Internet, we took Friday off to stare at him. I mean, reflect on his career.  There’s something about that 50 number, huh? It’s just a number. It could represent 100 divided by 2, the number of stars on the Star Spangled Banner, a great movie starring Adam Sandler, or the number of truly horrible movies starring Adam Sandler. It’s also when we send you that …

Great Moments In Clooney

Earlier this week, Alejandra asked me if I’d write a post on George Clooney turning 50. You see, I have a well known Clooney-thing. (Whatever, what red blooded American gal doesn’t?) So, I took one for the team… scoured *hours* of Clooney footage (have I mentioned I love my job?) and present you with… Great. Moments. In. Clooney: 1) We All Have Hair Regrets… Even George Clooney…. Who am I kidding? He’s adorable even then… 2) The Comeback… The Dr. …