AARP film/TV critic/editor, 39M readers; ex-Hollywood Reporter,EW,TheNation,got Bezos to buy IMDb. Last human Amazon homepage editor.

Washington, DC
Joined December 2008
This book is VERY fun to read.
Available as an ebook, just saying.
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I’d missed the ⁦4 previous Close Reads, a critic writing about a single work of art. This one about a Jasper Johns painting is a revelation—superb⁩ essay by @jsf, and the best use of digital media technology for discussing art I’ve ever encountered. nytimes.com/interactive/2022…
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Brian Wilson wrote "Don't Worry Baby" for Ronnie Spector as a followup to "Be My Baby," but Phil didn't own the publishing, so he quashed it. He should've been jailed for that alone!
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Terry Teachout wrote a lot of things. I’m not sure I ever read anything more moving than when he wrote about losing his wife. This passage equally describes the worlds loss of him. RIP. artsjournal.com/aboutlastnig…
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Wouldn’t have thought Asghar Farhadi could ever match the brilliance of “A Separation,” but I hadn’t seen “A Hero.” Now I have and here’s my review. wsj.com/articles/a-hero-amaz… via @WSJ
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The only regret I remember David Bowie ever expressing to me was that he had not produced an album for #RonnieSpector. David turned into a total fanboy talking about her.
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"You may not get everything you dream about, but you will never get anything you don't dream about." — William James, born on this date in 1842
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She’ll never have a hit with that @TheKinks @davedavieskinks
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Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you do criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. End of tweet
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I took this photo. Wish I'd copyrighted it...
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Director Ida Lupino on the set of THE HITCH-HIKER ('53), the first American mainstream film noir directed by a woman.
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Nice story but they didn’t write it.
Replying to @EricIdle
(1/2) Graham Chapman spoke at my university in the early 80s and described how he an John Cleese wrote the Silly Walks sketch. I don’t know if it happened exactly as he described it, but it was a most excellent story. He and Cleese were in one of their kitchens . . .
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cher singing with betty white (1975)
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A really nice story about these two is when they were struggling actors in New York, they’d sometimes split a theater ticket- one would leave at intermission and the other would slip in for the second act, then they’d meet up after and piece the story and performances together.
Poitier and Belafonte at the March on Washington
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