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When should movie theaters reopen?

Netflix fatigue. It’s practically a pandemic itself. The remedy? A shot of real-life cinema—square in the eye—coming soon to a theater near...

Apres Nous

Je dis ça, je dis rien is a French idiom that translates literally as, “I say that, I say nothing.” Its nearest...

Poetry as Prophecy

I’m hazy on the details, but apparently a couple of freelance astronauts parked a Tesla at the International Space Station, Trump outlawed...

A Star is Bored

Why wait for the inevitable deluge of COVID-19-themed horror films when you can script your own? Every filmaker worth a roll of...

Rolling the Bard

April 23 or so marks William Shakespeare’s 456th bday. For the sake of this chat, however, let’s just say it’s his 4-20th...

Verdant Veritas

For some, the story of cannabis in California begins with the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016. For author Frances Rivetti, however,...

Seize life by the quote

When I first stood on the periphery of what we could call my screenwriting career, some Hollywood wag asked me “What’s your...

M-M-M-My Corona

It was inevitable that the Knack’s 1979 classic track, “My Sharona,” would catch corona and go viral as a song satire. Though...

Don’t Panic

I’m a pretty shabby audio processor (just ask anyone who’s ever conversed with me), so whenever I hear the command “shelter in...

Sci-Fi Takes Center Stage

To genre purists, the idea of androids navigating the footlights of a stageplay may lack the obvious Reese’s factor (“two great tastes...