Larry Wines: Mel Brooks, who directed Wilder in some of his most iconic movie roles, used Twitter today to mourn the actor’s death: “Gene Wilder – One of the truly great talents of our time.”
Larry Wines: Power to the warp engines. Take ‘er out, Mr. Spock. Third star to the left, and keep on ’til morning.
Tom Degan: The first paragraph of his obituary will not take note of the “beloved funnyman” who had ranked, in my estimation, right up there with Mark Twain, Robert Benchley and Will Rogers as one of the great humorists of the twentieth century.
Ed Rampell: This updated version of Voices adds passages from whistleblower Chelsea Manning, anti-surveillance Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gleen Greenwald, anti-globalization activist/author Naomi Klein, Dream Defenders, Undocumented Youth and other resistance figures.
n an essay about an earlier Moyers & Company program, I wrote that “amidst the polluted TV waters, filled with all sorts of inanities, his [Moyers’] programs have been isles of reason and sanity.” Although his program is on weekly, I don’t watch it as faithfully as I should. But earlier this month, I did […]