A Tale of Two Fyre Fest Docs

  Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island in the Bahamas, in a former FEMA tent, subsisting on cheese sandwiches, you’re aware — aware that there are TWO competing documentaries about Fyre Festival for you to enjoy.   Some news outlets will pit the two against each other. Some[…]

Making A Breakup

  You know how people talk about “food & wine pairings”?? Well, I think I’ve accidentally hit on an excellent “Netflix & Internet time waster” pairing.   Netflix’s Making A Murderer, and The Cut’s “Both Sides of a Breakup” series.   After being beyond busy for months, I’ve finally found time to sit down and watch[…]

GOOD NEWS! It’s SHOWTIME!!!

  Oh, hello, there! Tonight is OPENING NIGHT for The Bloody Deed of 1857! I am all kinds of nervous, and I’ve been buzzing about all week long. Which mostly means hanging around on street corners in the East Village, talking aloud to myself about murders that took place in the nineteenth[…]

I F&#@ING HATED “HANG THE DJ,” And I Need You All To Know This

  First of all, the title. Why? What does it have to do with anything? Spoiler alert: NOTHING.   Oh, spoilers ahead, obviously. And here’s one BIG one: this episode is called “Hang The DJ” because it’s an ominous-sounding line from a song that is played in the final seconds of this episode. If[…]

The Dangerous Dance of Avoiding Spoilers

Netflix. Hulu. Amazon Prime. If the late, surprise winter has caught you in a streaming mood, you’re probably looking to get lost in a new television series on one of these platforms. Starting a new relationship with a television show is also fraught with peril, as you now must actively[…]