July 1, 2002
Can you be nostalgic over something that itself was nostalgic? Find out at 8 tonight when A&E's "TVography" teams Danica McKellar and Fred Savage to reminisce about "The Wonder Years," their wonderfully wistful series that ran from 1983-93.
January 3, 2002
Since I have never had much success in keeping New Year's resolutions, I resolved not to make any for 2002. But by resolving not to make any resolutions I have already broken my New Year resolution. Shucks. V. Fred Rayser Yucca Valley
December 10, 2011 |
The serial killer is the great human monster of the popular imagination. The odds of your actually meeting one are only slightly better than those of your being bitten by a vampire, but you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. For a while it seemed that every new police procedural began with a naked dead woman found in a marsh. It's the third one , someone will say. We're dealing with a serial killer . But all cop shows get around to them eventually. Compulsive and pointless, they are not your run-of-the-mill murders — they have, sadly, their "fans" — and filmmakers often glamorize them with titillating suspense and stylishness.
February 25, 2011 |
Maybe it's finally time for Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the filmmaking sibs who brought us the very salty treat of "There's Something About Mary," to give up on the raunch and give into the romance. After scoring big in 1998 with "Mary" ? the zipper issue, the "hair gel" mix-up, the roving troubadours ? their raw inventive edge has never been quite as sharp. "Hall Pass," starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, continues that creative slide into everyday crude (because watching a guy poop in a sand trap is neither clever nor funny)
November 16, 1990 |
Less than 48 hours after his abduction from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Fred, the sidekick cockatoo of the 1970s television series "Baretta," was found walking in the middle of a road near the park, police said. The feathered star was rescued about 8 a.m. Thursday by two television cable employees, one a fan of the former cop show, as they were driving to an assignment. After nibbling on a sandwich from the lunch box of one of his rescuers, Fred was safely returned to the park.
August 10, 1989 |
On the dance floor at benefits, Fred and Millie O'Green usually capture the limelight, gliding and smiling through their fox-trots and sambas. While he was chairman and CEO for eight years of Litton Industries, they cut a sassy swath on the social circuit, hosting corporate tables at myriad affairs; it hasn't stopped with his retirement a year ago.