Commentary: With emotions on the surface during lockdown, a critic gives thanks 8 different ways
The mood swings, needless to say, have been enough to usher in a new swing era.My wife and I are constantly forgetting what day it is. She leans forward, mistaking Thursday for Friday or even Saturday; I lean backward and think if it’s Thursday, it must be Tuesday. We have been writing a lot. The frivolous, distraction-minded stuff feels both right and wrong. The grim, business-related prognoses feel both wrong and right.I’ve been talking to vulnerable, valiant folks in the Chicago film industry: exhibitors, distributors, programmers, projectionists, digital-platform workers scrambling to figu...
Captain Comics: Celebrating 80 years of great characters
The year 1940 was, in general, a pretty lousy one, what with World War II and all. But it was a great one in comics, with roughly a jillion new superheroes debuting from roughly a jillion publishers, thanks to the popularity of a certain Man of Steel.Foremost among those 1940 publishers was today’s DC Comics, which has had some success recently with 80th anniversaries for the aforementioned Superman (2018) and Batman (2019). It planned to celebrate the 80th anniversaries of five more characters this year: Catwoman, Flash, Green Lantern, Joker and Robin.But 2020 has its problems, too — one of w...
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YouTube TV puts Padres fans in dark, drops Fox Sports San Diego
Cord-cutters in San Diego are losing another avenue to follow the Padres.YouTube TV on Thursday announced it will no longer offer Fox Regional Sports Networks, including Fox Sports San Diego, on its menu of channels.The change goes into effect beginning Feb. 29 after YouTube TV announced on Twitter that it was unable to reach a distribution agreement with Sinclair, which purchased most of the Fox Regional Sports Networks from Disney for more than $10 billion last year.YouTube TV is the third major streaming service to drop Fox Regional Sports Networks since the Sinclair purchase, according to ...
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