Mon. May 14
The Daily Pop Culture Scene
The rise of the quality child actor . . . can be traced to two general phenomena. One is that scriptwriters and directors figured out how to use child actors effectively . . . But the other is the emergence of that very parallel entertainment universe . . .
Amateur sports are fine and they may represent a certain kind of moral fitness. . .
Don’t complain about your salary. Never ever. Even if it’s something pathetic, like $11 million a year.
A tribute to NBC’s Broadway drama, the worst TV show I’ve ever loved.
How God Bless America feeds on our disgust with pop culture. . .
Own Fred Maytag II’s dream home for $575k . . .
Those outfits now look awful, but Carson, trim, with good posture and a confident mien, somehow looks good despite his clothes, naturally stylish despite the leisure-suit style he was selling to viewers. . .
The 1972 PBS broadcast of the Fischer-Spassky games is still the most popular television chess show in history. After the celebrated match, the coverage of this ancient game has slowly disappeared from the country’s mainstream media. . .
At the rate we’re going, children of today may become the first generation to die younger than their parents. . .