Watching television with my wife again tonight
in the grid of intimacy that is
our family room, although our family
is only us, sons in the world,
my Internet fingers uploading to the world.
I was rereading part of George Trow’s essay that was published in The New Yorker in 1980, which later became a book, Within the Context of No Context. It posited his views on the decline of American culture,…
New spinoff series Better Call Saul will take place before, during, and after Breaking Bad
Marty in Hill Valley 1955
I thought I was big fan of the Back to the Future film franchise, but I never considered building the Hill Valley town that is the home of the McFly family. But a group called Secret Cinema did.
They are building a full-scale version of Hill Valley in a secret London location. The word is that you’ll be able to visit Hill Valley in its 1955 and 1985 versions. There might…
A mildly annoying and rather geeky reminder of the change of seasons is the twice a year (spring and fall) television interference due to a phenomenon known as “sun outages.”
A sun outage is an interruption in satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation. The interference is caused when the sun is in direct line with a communication satellite and the sun’s radiation overwhelms the satellite signal.
Interruption in TV service due to sun outages can last up to several minutes a day. They usually amount to some interference with picture quality and sound (not internet or phone service if you’re on some cable package)
The nice part is that it means spring is coming (even if another snowstorm is headed my way this weekend in the northeast).
This spring, sun outages are expected to occur between February 28 and March 8, 2014 - and after that the equinox is just a few weeks away.
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I’ll take THE SOPRANOS over JERSEY SHORE any day.
Clowns. They still creep me out.
In other news, the universe has imploded.
What do you do when you watch TV?
This year, Monica & Chandler’s twins would be 9.
Phoebe’s triplets would be 14.
Emma is 11.
Ben is 18.
Let’s just take a minute and let that sink in.
American Masters explores the life and career of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer.
Reclusive and diffident, Roth grants very few interviews, but for the first time, allowed a journalist to spend 10 days interviewing him on camera.
The result is Philip Roth: Unmasked, a 90-minute documentary that features Roth freely discussing very intimate aspects of his life and art as he has never done before.
The film had its world theatrical premiere March 13-19 for one week only at Film Forum in New York City and it premieres nationally Friday, March 29 on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Roth’s 80th birthday.