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Hundred Acre Wood Death Curse?

Without demeaning his work as Piglet, John Fiedler may be better known to my generation as the diminutive lunatic Mr. Peterson from The Bob Newhart Show. And of course, he had a memorable guest spot on the Show Locked in a Deathmatch with Duran Duran for Corner Space.

Paul Winchell was great, too. I will always remember him on a particularly pie-eyed Brady Bunch episode, playing the director of a soap commercial the family had been cast in. He wore crazy loud shirts and scarves and sunglasses and said “groovy, baby” and was a fantastic parody of the image most of America had of Hollywood.

Warren Bell — Warren Bell was nominated June 20, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a member of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of a ...

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Politics & Policy

The Blackface Party

I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More
Film & TV

A Right-Wing Halloween

‘The world is not a dark and evil place,” insists an exasperated woman played by Judy Greer in Halloween. “It’s full of love and understanding!” I put the question to the class: Is she right? In the new film (not a reboot but a sequel that occurs 40 years after the events in the 1978 original and ... Read More