. . . "Woody Talks About Mia." At least that's what American Film promised on its current cover . A more accurate line might have been: "Woody (But Mostly Others, Including Mia) Talks About Mia." In 72 inches, only 13 were devoted to Woody on Mia.
. . . We'll bet that John Hughes, who took flak for his alleged racial stereotyping of Asians in "Sixteen Candles," won't be up for an NAACP Image Award after his latest film, "Some Kind of Wonderful." The only blacks who appear onscreen are a pair of high-school delinquents who pop up in detention class.
. . . And the bet goes double for the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde. Her drummer's black, yet she cracked a racist joke at the band's concert at San Bernardino's Orange Shell Pavilion last week: "Why do black people have chickens? So they can teach their kids how to walk."
. . . Could we have more class, please, during next year's Grammy classical awards segment? This year, for instance, Julia Migenes-Johnson was introduced as Julia Migenes. She, in turn, stumbled on Yo-Yo Ma's name, made fun of Lutoslawski's name, referred to James Billings as Jane . The awards telecast, not incidentally, lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes--of which 7 minutes were devoted to what we used to call "serious" music.