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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 10:38 am
I ran into someone over the weekend who said to me, “We just came from seeing ‘The Snowman.’ With all the people in it, I didn’t believe it could be as bad as everyone’s saying it is.&nbsp...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 05:28 pm
 Abraham LIncoln has long engaged our historians and public intellectuals. Of late he has stimulated our artists as well. The winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Britain's most...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 10:29 am
There’s no question that Jackie Chan has lost a step or three.  Yet, he’s able to do things no normal 63 year-old man should.  You need no computer-generated effects in a Jackie Chan...
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 10:27 pm
I sometimes wonder why actors and actresses chose to appear in the movies they do.  I’m sure some choices are made because of the size of the paycheck they’re getting, others are done in t...
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 09:52 am
A couple of years ago, an article appeared that claimed that there were no more movies stars.  The contention was that putting any actor or actress’ name above the title didn’t sell tickets a...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 02:31 pm
 In "Gathering nuts," I tried to pay tribute to that a string of Springfield men who played a surprising large role in the acceptance of oral history as a means of research into the past, ...
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 09:39 am
On my recent visit to the main campus of the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, the presence of Chinese, Korean and Indian students was marked. The university’s recruiting of the Asian...

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