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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 05:30 pm
 As I noted in my previous post – yes, this is a blog, not a column, in spite of what our menu says – I considered the demise of the American diner in my column to be published on September...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 05:07 pm
 This week I take up the subject of the demise of the American diner. There are lots of reasons why this is happening, which I didn’t have space to examine in my column. In the big cities ...
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 10:51 am
Some sequels are a complete waste of time and Sinister 2 is surely one of those.  If there is a logical way to continue a story or if a series of films have been planned and each segment moves ...
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 10:40 am
Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra isn’t necessarily a bad movie as much as it’s a production made with a script that needed another rewrite.  This is a “close, but no cigar” kind of a...
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 03:48 pm
 Downtown parking was in the news for about five minutes the other day, as it usually is this time of year when the annual Central Area Parking Survey is released by the Springfield-Sangamon Co...
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 09:46 am
I have occasionally used my space in this paper to remark on the dearth of the scenic in most of central Illinois. In “Living in three dimensions” I observed in a helpful tone that whatever goo...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 05:23 pm
 In “The needle and the records won“ I tried to make a case that doping in sports in inevitable and unavoidable, and that only cure is, in effect, to make it legal.   We don’t ...

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