I live in Narberth, PA with my wife Janet and a cat who eats everything (Christmas trees, dental floss, etc). In addition to my current job working for a PI agency, I've worked in two books stores and one record store and love to absorb different types of entertainment.
I am likely the only blogger to post consecutive pieces on the movie ThanksKilling and Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace.
I graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 2008. My favorite gig ever was being a co-judge of a hole one contest.
It may be a cliché, but the entire story of the PBS documentary The Boys Of ’36 feels like a Hollywood movie. Blue collar Americans who came of age in an impoverished economy, a sport that is built on remarkable perseverance, and the daunting backdrop of Hitler’s Third Reich are all present in the documentary that follows the University of Washington crew team on their journey to win the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
In a recent Wall Street Journal piece, columnist Peggy Noonan decried certain historical inaccuracies in the Netflix series The Crown and Steven Spielberg’s film The Post. While acknowledging the necessity of dramatic license, Noonan hammered Hollywood for twisting historical facts in an era when people learn through entertainment. With all due respect to Ms. Noonan, the obligation to find truth lies with the audience and not with entertainers.
2017 was a good year to be a couch potato. Thanks to a boom in streaming content on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, there was a wealth of fantastic television. Here are the Flat Circle’s favorite television shows of 2017:
It is hard to pick one favorite track, but Wolf Alice’s “Beautifully Unconventional,” The War On Drugs’ “Pain,” Strand of Oak’s “Everything,” and Mondo Cozmo’s “Automatic” were among those that were played on a loop.
It is tough to imagine what television would be like without The Dick Van Dyke Show. The sitcom is in the company of venerable classics like I Love Lucy and The Twilight Zone, two other early television series with a lasting impact on subsequent generations of shows. Thanks to Netflix, we can watch the series that was almost The Dick Van Dyke Show, the one-episode run of Head Of The Family…
Fleetwood Mac is not only one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all-time, but they are also an extremely interesting group to follow. The intra-band relationships, narcotics, and extreme excess are a rarity that makes the band fascinating beyond their timeless music. One of the band’s pillars, Christine McVie, recently sat down with BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs program and gave a fascinating interview…