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  1. So it seems the Lakers are resting LeBron until the play-in. Not looking good.
  2. He got replaced at Specialty by Little Richard.
  3. So the Lakers are playing without LeBron, Schroeder and AD. Are they playing possum? Have they got some plan to play-in to the finals and surprise everyone? Not looking good.
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    Ed Ward

    When you talk about the most significant rock-pop critics of the past 50 years, you think about Christgau, Bangs, Meltzer, Marcus and Hilburn. Ed Ward also needs to be included in the conversation. https://www.npr.org/2021/05/05/993956435/ed-ward-rock-critic-and-historian-dead-at-72
  5. "Death in Paradise." Good junk food TV. A procedural set on the invented Carribean isle of Saint Marie. Cast members change but someone always gets murdered and the culprit caught. Steel drum and reggae music is heard. On various cable channels.
  6. Those grates were great, but you had to adjust cooking times because they really held the heat.
  7. So without LeBron and Schroeder, the Lakers hung on thanks in large part to Gasol to defeat the Nuggets. 7 games to go.
  8. A friend's son. He attends NYU.
  9. I'm 3 episodes into HBO's "Mare of Easttown" starring Kate Winslet as a troubled detective in a small Pennsylvania town. Superficially, it's a police procedural, but it's also an examination of the emotional scars, dirty secrets, psychological traumas and conflicted motives of the town's largely Irish American denizens. Guy Pearce is onboard as a randy but empathetic writer-professor. Jean Smart is a busy body great grandmother. John Douglas Thompson is one of the few people of color who is the police chief trying to keep the peace. Eventually, Mare will apparently solve the disappearance
  10. And the Lakers, displaying next to no defense, lose to the Raptors. 8 games left. Seems they are trying to move themselves to a play-in finals position. Meanwhile they have Denver tomorrow and LeBron's ankle is "tight."
  11. I feel certain this is the second time she has passed.
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    Eli Broad

    At 87. A major force in LA politics, home building, modern art, education, philanthropy. He was omnipresent. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/30/us/eli-broad-dead.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  13. AD is back. LeBron is back. Still, the Lakers managed to lose to the Kings. 9 games left. What will happen?
  14. Not to be overlooked in the excitement about "Nomadland" is the quality of Ms. Zhao's previous picture "The Rider." Worth checking out.
  15. They attempted to set that up by having Boseman's face be the last shown in the In Memoriam tribute.
  16. In "Mank" Gary Oldman gives his usual terrific portrayal of a rather eccentric writer. The screenplay by Jack Fincher covers a lot of amusing and informative ground in a relatively short time.
  17. "Promising Young Woman" in which Carey Mulligan gets revenge for past abuses. A good performance. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9620292/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
  18. It's back! Well, sort of. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/business/media/the-village-voice-returns.html?action=click&module=In Other News&pgtype=Homepage
  19. True and I used to buy them for ten cents.
  20. You are probably right, but 36 pages for $40 seems steep. But you apparently get 2 different sized printings of the same stuff. Still I guess some carped that "The Old Man and the Sea" was short.
  21. Apparently it's a very very short effort for a premium price. Not that it might not be good.
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