Why We Don’t Need Disaster Movies

Because the whole country right now is a disaster. Plague, fire, hunger — everything but locusts.

Kardashians Ending — Oh, No!

After 20 seasons, the women are calling it kaput. On my social media, there’s a lot of “Thank God! They were talentless!” Except at making money and grabbing eyeballs.


Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

TV/Streaming: I’ve finally got Hulu and why did I wait so long? The “Frasier” and “Golden Girls” episodes alone are worth the subscription fee…Books: After Pete Hamill’s death last month, I picked up his novel “Forever” and boy does he tell a good story — about an Irish lad who comes to New York in the 18th century and beyond…Music: Isn’t it about time for Lady Gaga to release an album of standards? Or is she waiting to do that until she makes her Broadway debut?…Movies: If I lived in a country with scant covid cases I’d consider going to see “Tenet” in a movie theater. But in the USA? Forget about it. Sports: I’m spending the weekend watching U.S. Open tennis.

The Rock & Family: Covid Positive

“GoT” Producers Name New Project

“Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have announced their next TV series. Once again, they’re adapting an acclaimed series of novels — only this time in the realm of sci-fi. The duo are teaming with writer-producer Alexander Woo (True Blood) to tackle Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem trilogy, which depicts humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization. The saga’s debut book was published to considerable acclaim in China in 2008, while an English translation by Ken Liu became the first Asian novel ever to win a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2014. The New Yorker dubbed Liu “China’s Arthur C. Clarke,” referring to the 2001: A Space Odyssey screenwriter.

Ryan Murphy’s “Prom” Coming At X-mas

It’s based on the Broadway musical by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.