Last night’s premiere of ABC’s new series “Private Practice” offered drama, topical matter and suspense, all the while establishing character and theme. The debut was effective on all counts, the acting superb. It was particularly refreshing to see Amy Brenneman’s return to network t.v. One wonders, however, whether a series featuring perennial tube failures Taye Diggs and Audra McDonald isn’t doomed from the outset?
Now Mychal Bell and Mary Winkler have something in common:
The difference is Bell didn’t kill anyone.
Tomorrow morning we begin a four day trip to Albany, Ga., with who knows-how-little web access. But our travel feature on Maine will post here:
…on Thurs. the 27th, while we’re on the road. Hope you enjoy it.
A colleague editorializes on her native Burma:
FOX blowhard Bill O’Reilly showed his true colors. If one talks enough, their deep-seated views regarding race will surface, whether they are Michael Richards, Isiah Thomas, Don Imus, or Rush “To Judgement” Limbaugh. A microphone is a dangerous thing.
An excerpt from what Oh, Really said, sans the spin cycle:
“…And I couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was — it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship; it was the same. ..”
Well, do get over it Bill, and yourself. A deep tan is not a determinant of character, any more than big teeth or sloped shoulders.
“…’It was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun,” he said. “And there wasn’t any kind of craziness at all…”
(BTW Rush, was McNabb’s performance last Sunday in a 56-point outburst Black enough for ya)?
It’s a big week for college free speech, what with a Colorado State editor resigning for usage of the “f” word:
and President Mahmoud Ahmadinajad appearing at Columbia: