Citizen Kaine booted out of Rotten Tomatoes 100% Club. Behind the NYT paywall: ‘Citizen Kane’ Is No ‘Paddington 2,’ Says Rotten Tomatoes

Dear Abbey plugged a survey by the Group for Psychiatric Progress to determine the impact of religious identities on mental health.

Listen to  56 audio profiles from CMP Techweb I just reposted; includes Jon Carroll, Vince Cerf, Brewster Kahle… all recorded at the end of the last century.

Link O’Rama

Another reason to visit London in a year or two: the city is getting its own version of New York’s amazing and impressive Highline park: Camden Highline.

Thanks to my son-in-law Kevin Peterson for a link to Tomer Hanuka on Twitter, whose 3rd year illustration students created post-pandemic New Yorker covers.

Daniel Dern notes: New York Times story on black superheroes (paywall warning).

Thank you Michael Dortch: Newark cops, with reform, didn’t fire a single shot in 2020

Twenty years on, Tim Steinert-Threlkeld’s prescient gun control editorial, Malice in Wonderland still rings true.


* Thank you Semi-Rad: Self-Medicating Media: Relax in Online Ambiance Rooms
Also: Amazing Maps
* Thank you to my retired journalist chat room: Zippy Q&A
Also: John Boehner on Ted Cruz
*Thank you Vicki: “I gotta catch a flight.”
*Thank you Daniel Dern for (apropos of Mein Hut Der Hat Drei Ecken); Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen in a rousing modern version (I still remember the Andrew Sisters version), plus an AMAZING video of Herb Alpert’s Puttin On The Ritz. and fond memories of Jean Shepherd, semi-singing, on his radio show, The Bear Missed The Train/Please let me explain...
*Thank you to an old and dear friend for John Oliver asks: How is This Still a Thing, about Daylight Savings Time. Turns out I knew farmers hated it, because my grandparents were farmers and hated it. While they didn’t have cows, my grandmother grew up with them, and said, bluntly, “Cows don’t care what it says on the clock. You still have to milk them at the same time.”