Celebrating Living Legend Norman Lear on His 98th Birthday

4.  “‘One Day at a Time’ Moves to Pop“: This past March, Allison Shoemaker reviewed the fourth season of Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce’s acclaimed remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom (Lear serves as executive producer of the new show). “That’s the most wonderful thing about the Alvarez family. Watching them is a warm and […]

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Disney’s Muppets Now Designed for Those Who Loved Them Then

The odd thing about “Muppets Now” is that it really looks like a product of the pandemic structurally, even if that’s mostly a case of serendipitous timing. With the original concept in which The Muppets spoofed variety shows no longer making sense to young viewers, the structure has shifted to spoofing online culture with short […]

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Revisiting My 2017 Article, My Daughter Loves Country Music, In Light of Mickey Guyton’s song, Black Like Me

I was shocked, only because I had no idea Sonia liked country music or was even that familiar with it. Sonia explained that she liked the folky, soulful sound and stories in country music. “It’s kind of like Gospel music,” she said. “The songs are full of life-stories that are easy to follow.” She said she began liking […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch Walks into Comic Store as Doctor Strange

Play video content @scottderrickson / Twitter Benedict Cumberbatch knows how to make friends and influence Marvel fans — try walking off the street into a comic book store while in his full Doctor Strange costume. Scott Derrickson, who directed the movie, posted a never-before-seen clip of the lead star popping into a Manhattan comic book […]

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