The vibe at the Sheffield Doc Fest is simply fantastic. The city itself welcomes filmmakers, commissioners, composers and producers from all over the world, and gives back warmth and appreciation for their work.
Here's a tiny piece of unsolicited advice: if you are a man and someone, especially a journalist, asks you if you think women are funny, SAY NOTHING. It is a trap. Walk away.
If only someone had said this to "Two & A Half Men" co-creator Lee Aronsohn.
Until now, I have not written about Whitney Houston, largely because so many others have. However, when I learned that Los Angeles radio hosts, John and Ken of KFI AM 640 had referred to Ms. Houston as a "crack ho", I could not remain silent.
Of all the fantastic performances, the great voices and outrageous dancing and original songs, and amazing legends, and youngsters who can sing us all under the table, it was, at the end of the day, Springsteen who blew me away.
Looking at HBO's recent move -- the canceling of male-driven shows "Hung," "How to Make it in America," and "Bored to Death" and the renewal of the Laura Dern-fronted "Enlightened" -- it's become even more apparent: TV is now the land of women. And that's not a bad thing.