Arts & Entertainment

Book review: “Yours Truly: An Obituary Writer’s Guide to Telling Your Story” by James R. Hagerty

If you’re rich, famous, powerful, or important, you probably don’t need to worry. Someone like Hagerty, who creates obituaries for a living, will do a quick internet search and write a few glowing words about you. But if you’re like most folks, one of your grieving relatives will dash off an obit that – well, let’s face it, it’ll be boring.

A dark and beautiful comedy

There have been a few films that I have seen over the years that I was not even aware were considered black comedies until I looked them up on Wikipedia long after the fact, and I am never sure if this is because the ratio was off or if I just wasn’t dialed into the humor for whatever reason. On the Count of Three has a good deal of this unevenness, but it has even more moments where the balance is pretty darn good. 

Let’s get Weird

Madonna (Evan Rachel Wood) and Weird Al (Daniel Radcliffe) in Weird:The Al Yankovich Story By TJ REID For the Keizertimes The first time I ever truly felt old was the day I realized that I didn’t recognize any of the songs Weird Al Yankovic was parodying on his last album,[Read More…]