Monthly Archives: June 2022

Thursday TV: Relationships in Restaurants

On the new reality show “Me or the Menu” (Food, 10 p.m.) four couples try to keep their relationships together despite the pressures of running a restaurant. It’s from the producers of “90 Day Fiance,” Similarly, it’s decision time on the season finale of “Commit or Quit” (WEtv, 10 p.m.). Deitrick Haddon continues his tale […]

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Wednesday TV: The Downside of Success

Gracie Marie Bradley plays a young woman who tries to keep her bearings as she’s offered a big recording contract in the new film “Beauty” (Netflix, streaming). Set in the 1980s, it’s from Lena Waithe, creator of “The Chi,” among other shows and also stars Niecy Nash, Giancarlo Esposito and Sharon Stone.  The inflatable-looking character […]

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Tuesday TV: The Crackdown on Journalists

Dangers posed to journalists in democratic countries by authoritarian governments both internationally and in the U.S., are covered in Ronan Farrow’s latest documentary, “Endangered” (HBO, 9 p.m.).  A surprise session from the House Select Committee on the Jan.6 Attack (CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, 1 p.m.) also promises a surprise witness. The committee […]

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Capital Radio, 6-27: Her Body, Her Choice

I guess you could say the mood in Washington D.C. this week is: Seething with rage. The Supreme Court’s decision to tear up Roe. Vs. Wade has us in white hot anger we’re all trying to turn into productive action. There aren’t as many songs about abortion rights as you’d expect (an awful lot of […]

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Monday TV: Youthful Mental Health Crisis

New from Ken Burns is a two-night, four-hour documentary “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) about the crisis among American youth, with nearly two dozen first person accounts of struggles. It concludes Tuesday. Nicola Walker and Stephen Mangan star in the new drama “The Split” (BBC America, 10 […]

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Sunday TV: ‘Westworld’ Back for Season 4

The series based on the movie “Westworld” (HBO, 10 p.m.) went off the rails a couple of seasons ago, but oh, what sleek rails. The futuristic saga nominally is about a robot takeover, but it can’t beat star Evan Rachel Wood’s most chilling HBO appearance recently, as the star of her own documentary about abuse, […]

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Saturday TV: A Slimier Kind of Golf

Golf takes a gooey turn in the special “Slime Cup” (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.). Participants include Terry Crews (in a turtle suit), as well as NFL stars Saquon Barkley and Justin Herbert, and pro golfers Collin Morikawa and Lexi Thompson.  “Planet Earth: Dynasties II” (BBC America, 8 p.m.) puts the spotlight on Moroccan macaques A two […]

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Jason Isbell Joins Sheryl Crow at Wolf Trap

Bundling acts together for summer tours doesn’t just provide entertainment value, it also allows fans of one act to be introduced (or reintroduced) to acts they might otherwise not have bought a ticket for — and being pleasantly surprised as a result. At first look, the Americana stardom of critics’ favorite Jason Isbell might not […]

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Friday TV: Maya Rudolph Takes the ‘Loot’

Maya Rudolph stars in “Loot” (Apple TV+, streaming), about a divorced billionairess who tries clumsily to help out the charitable foundation under her name. The cast includes Nat Faxon, Ron Funches and Joel Kim Booster.  A filmed version of the off-Broadway coming-of-age story “Trevor: The Musical” (Disney+, streaming) has its debut. Alyssa Emily Marvin and […]

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Belle & Sebastian, et al, at Wolf Trap

Two summers of canceled or delayed concert tours due to COVID has not only resulted in a pent-up desire among music fans to get out and enjoy, but caused a big pile-up of top acts sharing bills in order to fit in all the season’s dates. There’d be no reason that, say, Belle & Sebastian […]

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