Monday: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Oh, what can we say? It’s perfect. Perfect! The Peanuts gang shows us every possible way to screw up the holiday: Snoopy decorates his dog house like it’s Atlantic City; Sally asks Santa to send cash money; Charlie Brown, that blockhead, mopes, sulks, overanalyzes, expects too much, and then settles Read More
A famous person dies, and it’s sad, and everyone mourns, and then some time goes by and a big biography of the famous person appears, and everyone gathers around to see if the person should remain famous or whether he should be forgotten. Often he’s forgotten, but sometimes the biography stimulates what’s called a “reappraisal.” Read More
In today’s Observer, Tom Scocca has a really nice reported exegesis of the New York Times endorsement of Ned Lamont.
In the piece, Joe Lieberman’s loyalists suggest that “the goalposts have been moved,” but Scocca explains why it was more a matter of “Lucy Van Pelt yanking the football away from Charlie Brown yet Read More
The weather outside is frightful, we’ve had it up to here with Christmas-party Evites, and several residents of $10 million Fifth Avenue apartments have been outclassed by two flying creatures who like to eat rats -meanwhile, Osama is trimming his tree in Pakistan, everyone is suddenly wearing jaunty pea coats, The New Read More
As some of you may know, I was born in England. It was an accident. Please accept my deepest apologies just the same. There are more than enough Brits dominating New York life and culture as it is. I’m with you on that one.
The only reason I bring up my Englishness is to explain Read More