Another playlist from The Atlantic for your weekend drive

With no young people in the house, a personal autopilot set to turning on the classical station WBJC-FM, 91.5, it's great fun to have some new music landing in my lap. The Atlantic Daily: An Hour of Music for Your Next Road Trip Got wheels, America? The skyline calls—drive for an hour in any direction, with … Continue reading Another playlist from The Atlantic for your weekend drive

A curated playlist for walking the neighborhood from The Atlantic

A Playlist for Your Next Walk It’s time for a walk. Liven it up with a peppy playlist of an hour of new music, chosen for you by our music writer.SPENCER KORNHABERFEBRUARY 26, 2021 ADAM MAIDA Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, … Continue reading A curated playlist for walking the neighborhood from The Atlantic

40 Terrific book-to-movie adaptations

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/best-movies-based-on-books-all-time? 40 of Our All-Time Favorite Book-to-Movie Adaptations By Jeff Somers•Updated: April 22, 2021•14 min read It’s Oscar season, a time when we celebrate the best movies and performances of the past year. And like every year, this serves as a reminder that many of the best movies ever made were based on books. In honor of … Continue reading 40 Terrific book-to-movie adaptations

Best sci-fi adaptations for a screen

I have seen all of these and agree with the list. https://www.bookbub.com/blog/best-science-fiction-adaptations-ever-according-to-our-readers? The Best Science Fiction Adaptations Ever, According to Our Readers By BookBub•April 30, 2020•2 min read We set out on a mission to find the very best science fiction adaptations. But with many universes to choose from, we couldn’t do it alone. So we asked … Continue reading Best sci-fi adaptations for a screen

Four close-to-perfect thrillers available on Netflix

https://www.looper.com/390750/there-are-only-four-near-perfect-thriller-movies-on-netflix-according-to-metacritic/? There Are Only Four Near-Perfect Thriller Movies On Netflix According To MetacriticNetflixBY LEO NOBORU LIMA/APRIL 23, 2021 9:56 AM EDT/UPDATED: APRIL 23, 2021 9:57 AM EDT Everybody loves a good thriller. By working tension and anticipation, the best examples of the genre are able to create a vacuum seal of emotion between themselves and the … Continue reading Four close-to-perfect thrillers available on Netflix

Who performed the best guitar solo ever?

For pop music lovers, this is a question whose answer will never produce agreement. I'm off to hear this writer's choice. Clapton, Hendrix, Spinal Tap: which is the best ever guitar solo? The axemen cometh … (from left) Eric Clapton; Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel; Jimi Hendrix. Composite: The Guide Overblown musical pomposity to some, the … Continue reading Who performed the best guitar solo ever?

Many Oscars’ women’s fashion unique and unlikely to reappear

And because I've been asked "why?" when saying this, take a look at the women's dresses. Many of them are entirely too full at either the hem or the shoulders to fit in ordinary auditorium seats. I suggest you take a look at the article for all of the fashions that were seen during the … Continue reading Many Oscars’ women’s fashion unique and unlikely to reappear

HBO and Kate Winslet have a winner

Mare of Easttown review – Kate Winslet triumphs in a moreish murder mystery Alongside an able cast, the actor gives a defining performance in this perfectly conjured HBO drama set in a bleak and deprived corner of Pennsylvania Kate Winslet as Detective Mare Sheehan, looking for a missing teenager. Photograph: HBO Lucy Mangan@LucyManganMon 19 Apr 2021 … Continue reading HBO and Kate Winslet have a winner

13 movies that prove Carey Mulligan is always worth watching

Many of these movies are not ones you'd pick to see immediately, e.g., Mudbound, Shame, Wildlife, The Dig; but I've learned that it's always worth the investment of time to watch Carey Mulligan appear in anything she's chosen. There are certain actors who are simply worth watching no matter what they do. She's one of … Continue reading 13 movies that prove Carey Mulligan is always worth watching

SAG Awards 2021

Unfortunately, these came out exactly as anyone would have predicted in advance. Not a surprise to be seen. But oh how I'm glad to see awards given to the stunt people. SAG Awards 2021: The Complete List of Winners The 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards [aired] live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April … Continue reading SAG Awards 2021

Why your brain loves closed captioning

I began using closed captioning many years ago, when my hearing was still just fine, but it turns out I'm not alone. https://www.salon.com/2021/04/04/why-your-brain-loves-closed-captioning/? Why your brain loves closed captioning Captioning has taken off among the non-hearing impaired — and for good reason By MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS APRIL 4, 2021 9:30PM (UTC) A young couple cuddling and … Continue reading Why your brain loves closed captioning

Tired of superhero movies? Try these

nytimes.com/2021/04/02/arts/television/superhero-streaming-guide.html? Hate Superheroes? Maybe You Just Haven’t Met the Right One Even if Avengers and Justice Leagues leave you cold, there’s probably some superpowered champion out there for you. Here’s a guide to the best nontraditional superhero stories available to stream. Mike Colter in “Luke Cage,” one of many superhero series and films that defy … Continue reading Tired of superhero movies? Try these