Bad Girl, Good Business

Route 66 Installment #13: Reality TV and the Realities of Entertainment Today

Reading Time: 3 minutes This seems especially timely because the shocking “Chris Rock face-slap moment” at the Oscars is today’s virtual water cooler topic. TV is now jam-packed with violent moments — real and staged. In fact, we aren’t even sure we know the difference anymore between reality and acting. During that dramatic Oscars moment, I switched to a […]


“You’ve Got Spunk…I Hate Spunk!”

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today is Mary Tyler Moore’s 80th birthday! Ironically, it’s my second day living in Minneapolis. I would throw my tam o’ shanter in the air, but it’s on the moving truck at the moment. That subject line is a reference to¬†one a line in one of my favorite¬†groundbreaking TV shows of the ’70s. (See video […]