Monthly Archives: October 2020

The camera is pointing at us

By Richard Lee

At the start of the start of the HBO Max West Wing Special, Bradley Whitford, the actor who played Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC series, spoke directly to the audience and acknowledged entertainers may not be the best choice to do deliver messages on public policy.

“We understand that some people don’t fully appreciate the benefit of unsolicited advice from actors,” Whitford said.

But then he explained why he and the West Wing cast had decided to offer some unsolicited advice: Continue reading

Janis Joplin died 50 years ago

Janis Joplin died 50  years ago today. When I was in high school, I took a train to New York City with a friend to see Janis in concert at Madison Square Garden. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band opened the show, and Johnny Winter made a surprise appearance. Continue reading