Woo-Hoo! “Simpsons,” “Family” Returning

Demi Moore Now Teaches About Sex

She’s got a new podcast — an erotic podcast — called “Dirty Diana.” Details.

Irish Rep Presents “The Weir” Online

The Irish Repertory Company has long been one of the most valuable of NYC’s off-Broadway troupes. This week, they are offering re-imagined staging of a 2013 production of The Weir. Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly, the online presentation of the Conor McPherson play (which was revived again in 2015) runs July 21–25. Details.

Technical Problems Today On LW

Posting will resume when the problems are solved. In the meantime: keep cool.

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

The much-honored play “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” will stream on Saturday evening: info here…I tried watching the Andy Samberg movie “Palm Springs: after an hour I hadn’t laughed once so that was that…Really? You’re going to buy that book by Trump’s niece? You need to spend twenty bucks to know that the Trump family makes the House of Atreus look tame?…My local barista turned me on to the jazzy rapper Kota the Friend…When it comes to Champions League protocol, Man City got off easy…ESPN raises the question: when NBA players get locked down for months in Orlando, what will they do for sex?…So proud that New York turned around its covid situation: unfortunately, many other states didn’t.

Luke Evans Talks “Beauty & Beast” Prequel

Of the recent spate of Disney’s live-action remakes of classics, “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Luke Evans and Josh Gad, is by far my favorite. So I was glad to learn in this new Evans interview that a prequel is in the works.

“The Painted Bird”: Hell On Earth

“The Painted Bird,” based on the Kosinski novel, show a Jewish child (Petr Kotlár) trying to survive all on his own in eastern Europe during World War II. It depicts hell on earth. I saw it last autumn, and walked out of the screening muttering, “I don’t think I’ll ever laugh again.” Now streaming online.