Tag Archives: Chris Christie

Ghost Politics

Living in the middle of Hollywood seemed a good idea at the time, but that was twenty years ago. Now it is what it is. Like the rest of Los Angeles, Hollywood is dry and hard, baking in the brutal … Continue reading

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Women Problems

The art of politics might be in choosing one day to clarify matters. People turn out to vote when they think they’ve got it straight – who stands for what and why. That’s never all that clear, because one news … Continue reading

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At the Lesser Cambridge

Cambridge, the one in England, is by all accounts a fine place – very pretty and very British, with its famous university that’s been there forever, perhaps the best in the world. The Cambridge in Massachusetts, across the river from … Continue reading

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Playing the Numbers

There are few rules out here in Hollywood, but there’s one that all the major studios follow – when things are going badly, when all your deep and serious movies, the ones that win awards, don’t even make back their … Continue reading

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Brooks Explains

The Republicans have a problem. If they make sure the wrong sort of people find it hard to ever vote in an election ever again, then they’ve got this in the bag – they’ll win back the Senate in the … Continue reading

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Necessary Corruption

What do people care about? There’s no good answer to that. Out here, the Golden Globes were a big deal – the “fizzy, feel-good alternative to the sober valediction of March’s Academy Awards, where, unlike the Oscars, champagne flows and stars … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Nothing in Particular

“The curtain rises on a vast primitive wasteland, not unlike certain parts of New Jersey…” ~ Woody Allen That’s unfair. Princeton is a fine place – green and pretty – Einstein liked it there. Red Bank gave us Count Basie … Continue reading

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