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Leonard Wechsler

‘I’ On Culture

‘I’ ON CULTURE For those who like well-written historical drama, I recommend Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. Since it was written by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing, Sports Night and a nice group of well-done movies, it is hardly surprising that...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Netflix had presented us with a cute new movie, Enola Holmes. It focuses on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes’s smarter young sister. For any among us who have actually read Arthur Conan Doyle’s works about the brilliant detective, and even most...
‘I’ ON CULTURE The movies are back! Let’s give, well, two cheers for the first big theatrical release, Tenet, from director Christopher Nolan. Movie fans have been drooling over this one since the first trailers came out. We were supposed to see it in...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Why do critics and audiences disagree on the quality of movies? Actually, they often do not. Most of the time critics and audiences are, to mix a metaphor, on the same page. Of course, every person has the right to an...
‘I’ ON CULTURE A popular term these days is “cultural appropriation.” That means people of one race or group using something developed by another. It is generally used as a form of putdown, almost a curse. On the other hand, last...
‘I’ ON CULTURE I hated the Netflix series Space Force. I am a science fiction junkie and was a real Trekker. For those unaware of the designation, those who went to Star Trek conventions dressed like Klingons were Trekkies, those who liked the science,...
‘I’ ON CULTURE For decades, there have been books written about two Americas. We’ve had divisions by rich and poor, by black and white, by liberal and conservative, by Democrat and Republican, and plenty other splits. But the COVID-19 pandemic has created a new...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is a superb costume horror/drama. I had avoided it prior to the “great isolation” because, frankly, I generally don’t like this type of drama. But I watched (and previously reviewed) the newer Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, liked...
‘I’ ON CULTURE One of the worst elements of the pandemic has been the greater empowerment of those people known as “karens.” What is a karen, you ask. Go to a thesaurus and you find words like busybody, nosy, buttinsky. In other words, someone...
‘I’ ON CULTURE There is a strange, weird, fascinating TV series now running on Showtime. Its name is Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. With an overtone of saint versus demon intervention, it is a story of racism, sex and power on the streets of...