At its best, Blaze feels like a cinematic translation of not just Blaze Foley’s life but his music, anchored by two incredibly likable, lived-in performances.
It has become a ritual for me to enter the New Yorker's weekly Cartoon Caption Contest. I won only once, long ago in April 2011, and the magazine's cartoon editor, Robert Mankoff, wrote a blog about that. In his blog he included three of my losing submissions he enjoyed...and one that was too tumescent, perhaps, to get past the magazine's board of editors. I believe that one (above) was the funniest I've ever submitted. But look over these losers and I'll link Mankoff's blog down at the bottom Go here for Robert Mankoff's blog. And click here to enter this week's contest.
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A tribute to the Queen of Soul.
A review of the new series Insatiable, which premiere Friday on Netflix.