The Television Critics Association winter tour steamrolled along on Friday. The morning started with a presentation from National Geographic with a panel for their Academy Award nominated documentary “Free Solo.” Rock climber Alex Honnold was on stage with his girlfriend and film producers.The morning continued with Ovation where Julia Stiles discussing her upcoming drama “Riviera” (debuts Feb. 9) where she plays an art curator, and Sam Neill talking about his six-part documentary series “The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook” (debuts Feb. 14) which follows the adventures of the famous explorer. However, the highlight of day was the afternoon, which was all about HBO.Here are the most notable moments from today.HBO premiere date announcementsHBO didn’t have a formal executive session, they just got down to business. The first announcement was that, “Leaving Neverland,” the four hour documentary on Michael Jackson, will air on … [Read more...] about TCA 2019 Travel Log #3
Quit job after 3 months
Did you see my post about my 12 monthly challenges? I’m not doing traditional New Year’s resolutions this year, I’m choosing 12 mini challenges to do each month in 2019. Each month I’ll do something like go running everyday for a month, do yoga everyday for a month, keep a journal everyday etc etc. You can read the full list here: 12 months of challenges for a better 2019 I decided to go with no TV for January. Now I’m not suggesting that watching TV is a bad thing and when I tell people about it they seem to think I’m judging them for watching TV. I’m really not! My problem with TV is the fact that I watch it mindlessly. Sam and I have a little routine each evening where we put the kids to bed, tidy the house, make dinner and then sit down and watch TV. It’s a nice routine; it’s comforting, it’s easy and it’s relaxing but I often find myself sitting in front of the TV for 2-3 hours each evening watching … [Read more...] about Challenge 1: What happened when I quit TV for a month?
LOS ANGELES — Eighteen thoughts on the Dodgers’ 3-2, 18-inning victory over the Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series… 1. What fun is an epic if you’re on the wrong end of it? Game 3 of the 2018 World Series was a classic — full of twists and turns and the brilliant and bizarre – even before the Dodgers’ Max Muncy put a big, fat exclamation point on it with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 18th inning. This was baseball lore creating itself in real time, one of those games that you’ll be seeing in full during some slow winter evening on the MLB Network a decade from now – especially if they have eight hours they need to fill since it lasted 7 hours and 20 minutes. But for Red Sox fans, at least right now, until the final outcome of this World Series is known, it is not a classic. It was sports torture, the kind that leaves you wondering why you stayed up, the kind that you never need to see on television again, because … [Read more...] about 18 thoughts on the Dodgers’ 18-inning victory over the Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Histories and Happenings In the early ’50s, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly traveled together through Italy and Morocco, transforming more than just their own careers. ByTom Delavan Oct. 11, 2018 WHEN ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG and Cy Twombly met in New York at the Art Students League in the spring of 1951, the two had an instant kinship. Both were transplants from the South: Rauschenberg from a Christian fundamentalist family in Port Arthur, Tex., Twombly the son of a former pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (from whom the artist, born Edwin Parker Twombly Jr., inherited both his name and his nickname), who had settled in the small town of Lexington, Va., after getting a job as the athletic director of Washington and Lee University. Rauschenberg had spent two semesters at Black Mountain College, the … [Read more...] about How an Eight-Month Trip Shifted the Course of Art History
David Lyman Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 6:30 AM EDT Oct 4, 2018 By Leonard Slatkin’s reckoning, this is the first season in more than 40 years that he has not been the music director of one orchestra or another. “I loved it while I was doing it,” he says, speaking by phone from St. Louis, where he now lives. “I never knew until I stepped down from that role ... “ he says, pausing for a moment. He’s not ready to say how refreshing it is to not be a music director. But he sounds remarkably relaxed, almost buoyant. He’s making silly jokes and dropping a pun here and there. Before we get too carried away, it’s important to note that Slatkin, who turned 74 last month, is not really what you would call retired. He stepped down as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the end of last season. He is now music director laureate and will conduct just eight programs over the course of five weeks of … [Read more...] about Refreshed Leonard Slatkin back with DSO after health scare