Sunday Night Open Thread – Boardwalk Empire

I honestly do not recall the last time I was enticed to watch the premier of a pilot on television. It could have been The Soprano’s or possibly Alias. I don’t know. But what I do know is there were several shows I wish I had seen from the beginning and make me feel like I lost out on a bit of shared...

When Will Republicans Learn They Are NOT Hip?

If there is anything funnier than Michael Steele’s trying to convince everyone that he’s down with the hip-hop nation, it’s airhead Dan Riehl completely missing the boat — actually, not just missing the boat, but falling into the water thinking the boat is still there: The Left,...

Fox Makes the News — Literally

From Steve Benen: Fox News spent months promoting last weekend’s right-wing protests in Washington, encouraging viewers to go register their outrage. And during the event itself, the Republican news network went a step further, encouraging the crowd to get louder once the cameras were on. As Danny...

Mary Travers Link Collection

As promised, here is the “more” about Mary Travers. Here is the New York Times article about her life. Travers’ “long blond hair and willowy figure” made her the focal point of the group. And there was that rich, smoky voice. Together with Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow, Peter,...

On Palin, Noonan Is the Antidote to Douthat

Eyal Press, at The Nation: I like Ross Douthat, as I’ve said here before, but earlier this week he wrote a justly panned column in which he claimed, absurdly, that Sarah Palin had been done in by media elites who “mocked and misrepresented” her because she didn’t graduate from...

Karl Malden Dead At 97

From the Los Angeles Times: Karl Malden, one of Hollywood’s strongest and most versatile supporting actors, who won an Oscar playing his Broadway-originated role as Mitch in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” died today. He was 97. Malden starred in the 1970s TV series “The Streets of San...

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