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This Week in Boomer History: Miranda Warning … Live Aid … NYC Blackout

Posted on 07/6/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Gloria Steinem delivers an “Address to the Women of America,” considered by many one of the century’s great speeches, on July 10, 1971. In it, she says: “Sex and race, because they are easy, visible differences, have been the primary ways of organizing human beings into superior and inferior groups, and into the cheap labor on which this system still depends. We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles …

Favorite Flicks for Father’s Day

Posted on 06/12/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  Last year at this time, I invited you to sit down with your Dad for a great Father’s Day movie.  Folks seemed to enjoy my list of suggestions (below), but as they say on cable TV, “Wait! There’s More!” In the past year there have been some more-than-worthy additions to your Father’s Day Lineup (click on each title for our Movies for Grownups review): Trouble With the Curve Clint Eastwood seems to get grumpier with each successive movie—but that …

William Windom: An Actor’s Role Model

Posted on 08/20/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyFor every actor who achieves fame for a single, signature role in television or the movies, countless others ply their trade in relative anonymity for decades — those skilled, protean thespians who show up continually on the screen (big and/or small), prompting us to scratch our heads and try to remember where we’ve seen them before. And then there’s another, even rarer, category: actors such William Windom, who somehow managed to be both a major star and a character actor. …